State delegates to NAFEST 2022 throng National Stadium Lagos

Posted on: November 7, 2022, by :
Naional Stadium buzzing with activities as delegates arrive

All is set for the command performance to kickstart the35th National Festival of Arts and Culture 2022 (NAFEST 2022) today, Monday, 7th November ; and barely two hours to the official opening of competitive events, there is a strong presence of states’ delegates at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, which will serve as festival village and venue for most events.

As early as , 8 am, delegates from Abia, Osun, Rivers and Benue have arrived and about 32 states are still being expected.

Otunba Segun Runsewe,  the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC),  was on ground to oversee activities as the the cultural protocol team,  administrative officers,  took charge of every area of operations.

NAFEST 2022, also dubbed Eko NAFEST has triggered chains of business activities at the festival venue as different kinds of vendors try to secure vantage positions to display their wares for business.

Food vendors are not left out as frantic street food operators are pilling pressures to have a bite at the festival economy generated activities,  which may likely push billions of naira into the Lagos tourism financial ecosystem. 

Security is top notch and may tested during the Command performance night today. The festival entertainment city and crafts expo village, are up swing,  expected to showcase the best of Nigeria cultural entertainment , arts, crafts and fashion. 

Those engagements are also expected to mill new cultural tourism naira notes and  spendings  from Nigerians and foreigners who will have a one shop stop over opportunities to  buy the best of Nigerian cultural gifts and fashion statements with the yuletide around the corner.

Otunba Segun Runsewe  says he would prove to doubting Thomas’s that culture is the bedrock of Nigerian economy.

” Eko NAFEST is a cash cow and from what Governor Babajide Sanwo-0lu has done to make we are on top of our games,  we are sure going to make serious socioeconomic statement by the end of the festival ” Runsewe explained.

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