From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi State
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has charged contingents from the state for the 33rd edition of National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Jos, Plateau State to showcase their people’s rich culture and the state abundant mineral resources during the event.
The Governor who graciously approved the participation of the State Council for Arts and Culture at the festival also charged the contingents to be of good character and project the image of Kogi state.
In a Statement by the State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Salifu Idachaba conveying the approval of the governor for his ministry’s participation during the National Arts Festival, reiterated government’s commitment to sports development in the state.
According to him, the state governor has charged the Kogi State contingents to be of good character and showcase the rich arts, culture and mineral resources abound in the state during the event.
He also enjoined the state contingents to win laurels, in order to justify the support of the people of the state.
According to the statement, the commissioner, expressed confidence that the state representatives would make the state proud, in view of the immense preparation by the artistes towards the event.
The festival which scheduled to hold from 21st to 28th November 2020 is an annual event that brings all the states Council for Arts and Culture in the federation together to showcase the diverse rich cultures of the participating states..
In their separate remarks, during a visual meeting of the major stakeholders of the festival, Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lanlong assured the participants of a hitch-free event.