Nigerians in Diaspora set for Eko NAFEST 2022

As Lagos prepares for a mega hosting of the 30th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) also known as the Unity Festival, Nigerians in Diaspora, particularly Lagosians have called on  Governor Babajide Sanwo-0lu to use the hosting opportunity to draw global attention to the infrastructural development in the city.

NAFEST, transformed into a global cultural tourism brand under Chief Segun Runsewe, Nigeria’s culture chief marketer and Director-General, National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), births in Lagos in November 2022, with Nigeria’s politically structured 36 states, confirmed to showcase the best of their indigenous cultural endowments.

 

Lagos residents and Nigerians in Diaspora are excited about Lagos Government hosting the authentic Nigeria cultural vehicle and have indicated readiness to invite their friends to Nigeria to witness the event, commending the wife of the governor for her commitment and support as “Mama Eko NAFEST”.

Governor Sanwo-0lu has embarked on several infrastructural renewal projects in Lagos recently, such as flagging off the state rail systems, with the intent to connect it seamlessly to the road transportation and ferry services to the littoral areas such as  Epe, Ikorodu, Victoria Island, and Badagry.

New Theatres and entertainment halls now dot the skylines of the four divisions of the state, preparatory to unveiling the national cultural tourism Armada in Lagos.

Recently, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture embarked on an open assessment of the structures and preparedness of the state’s cultural tourism architecture in order to effectively tackle and disengage breaches to the mother of all festivals in Nigeria, Eko NAFEST in November.

Wole Shadare