Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has assured that the state is painstakingly determined to make the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) which will be held in Ekiti state between November 13 and 20, a memorable experience.
While speaking at the inauguration of the Local Organising Committee for NAFEST 2021 at Government House in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, he affirmed that Ekiti has the most suitable atmospheric condition to host such a national event. He further expressed that Ekiti state is one of the most peaceful and hospitable places in the country.
During the inauguration of members of the LOC, he also enjoined the team to put in their best to ensuring that their names are written in the Guinness Book of Records.
In his remark, the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe lauded Gov. Fayemi for his administrative structure that birth the LOC.
He, therefore, assured that the Council will work religiously with the state to ensure that 2021 NAFEST becomes a huge success.
“Looking at the theme of the festival Celebrating national unity in diversity, there is no better state and time to celebrate this diversity and strength of the Nigerian nation and her people,” he said.
Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare said the inauguration was historical because it is the first time the LOC of a national event of this type is being inaugurated in the state
He noted that in the last two years, culture and tourism sectors of the state have witnessed great and remarkable revolution.
According to him, the right to host NAFEST this year is borne out of determination of the state to make Ekiti a beehive of social economic activities.
“This is with the consciousness to stimulate tourism activities and create prosperity for our local entrepreneurs and traders. This further bears another testimony to the genuineness of government intention to eradicate poverty by attracting local and global investment opportunities to the state,” he said.