NCAC to showcase best cultural market in Nigeria


All is now set for the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to deliver to Nigeria, the best cultural market in Africa.

The Director General of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe who made this known at a media parley in Abuja stated that the cultural market now set to take-off shall have such state of the arts cultural facilities like modern shops for the sale of all kinds of Artworks, Pharmacy Shop, Photoshop, Business Centre, Restaurants for Traditional Cuisines and ATM Gallery.

Others are, Traditional Hair Weaving Centres, well Managed Public Toilets, Standard Security Architecture, Secured Parking Spaces, Police Post and Information/Complaints Desk.

Taking journalists round the cultural market in Abuja, the Director General who is also the President of the World Craft Council, African Region told the journalists that in the next few weeks, the Council will officially open to the public the newly improved Cultural Market.

According to Runsewe the cultural market is built with ultra-modern cultural facilities that can compete with other cultural markets in advanced countries of the world.

Runsewe reiterated that this modern cultural market after being in operation for the first 9 months will go into other aspect of business like a Night-out cultural market that will be the first of its
kind in Africa, Birthday Shopping style and a quarterly media interaction on how to manage, maintain and improve the standard of the cultural market and if necessary introduce more modern innovations as it is done all of the world.

Responding to a question from one of the journalists, Runsewe added that his joy in the reopening of this Ultra-Modern Cultural Market is that the market when fully in operation will create over 500 direct and indirect jobs for our teaming unemployed youths and Artists.

According to Runsewe, he is also planning to introduce the Skill Acquisition Scheme and internalize the waste to wealth programme which his Council has been propagating in all the states of the federation especially during the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) over the years.

The DG, NCAC, enjoined all Nigerians especially lovers of Art works and the Diplomatic Communities to take advantage of the opportunities provided at the Cultural Market, nothing that the Cultural Market is capable of generating the much needed foreign exchange that can strengthen the Nigerian economy.


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