The Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, has said that the 2022 National Festival of Arts and Culture [NAFEST] is strategically planned by the Council and Lagos State Government as a propeller of a renewed synergy and for the ultimate purpose of reuniting Nigerians for greater tomorrow.
Runsewe made this statement shortly before the official opening ceremony of the 2022 National Festival of Arts & Culture themed “Eko NAFEST 2022”, held at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly Onikan Stadium Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
The DG, who stressed the need for Nigerians to remain united for the good of all, said the media have been talking about the issue unfortunately no one seems to heed the advice. “So this year’s NAFEST is to open up a new synergy to unite Nigeria. We must not allow other people to tell our stories for us.”
“For a long time we have been discussing what divides us as a people, but the Nigerian media have been stressing the need for us to unite and celebrate what binds us together. Unfortunately, we have not been listening and acting upon these patriotic messages of unity. Interestingly, we do not have another country other than Nigeria,” he said.