Drum Festival organisers hold strategic meeting with Ogun State

Posted on: January 8, 2023, by :
Prince Segun Akanni, Convener, DrumFestival with Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Mrs. Adijat Adeleye in Toronto

 Organisers of the annual Drum Festival in Canada headed by the convener and also publisher of The Drum Online Media Inc., Prince Segun Akanni,  recently had a strategic meeting with the Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Adijat Adeleye in Toronto, Canada to  brainstorm on the involvement of Ogun State government towards the successful hosting of the maiden edition of the festival slated for Friday July 28th, 2023, at Fuzion Banquet Hall in Mississauga, Ontario.

According to the convener of the festival, Prince Segun Akanni, organisers are exploring strategic partnership with the  Ogun State government.

Thee meeting was to further discuss on the possible involvement of Ogun State government towards the successful hosting of the festival.

The Convener assured the Ogun State culture commissioner that arrangements are in top gear to ensure that invited guests from Nigeria experience an extremely fruitful festival.

Recall that it had earlier been reported that the  festival would be graced by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, Arole Oodua, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Adeyeye (Ojaja III), Ooni of Ife, Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, Canadian Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister Of Finance, Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Canada Council for the Arts, Mr. Simon Brault,  President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) Mr Richard Kistabish, Canadian Members of Parliament, Mayors of Toronto, Mayor John Tory, Mayor Of Brampton, Mayor Patrick Brown, Mayor Of Mississauga, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Nigerian Top Government functionaries among other important personalities from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin Republic and Canada.

Some of the dignitaries expected from Ogun State Government are Ogun State Governor himself, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism,  Hon. Adijat Adeleye, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chief Press Secretary to the Ogun State Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, Consultant to the Governor on media. Prince Ifekayode Akinbode among others.

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