Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi says the state is determined to make this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) a great experience.
The chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum stated this when he received the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe as well as the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for NAFEST 2021 at the government house, Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday.
Mr Fayemi said Ekiti State was the most suitable to host such a national programme between November 13 and 20.
The governor later took to Twitter and expressed optimism that the event will be a memorable experience.
“Earlier today, together with the Director General of @ncac_nigeria, Otunba Segun Runsewe, I inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of #NAFEST2021. We look forward to working with @ncac_nigeria, LOC, and other stakeholders towards delivering a great festival,” Mr Fayemi tweeted.
“NAFEST attracts participants from across the country and is one of the greatest platforms for the celebration of our culture, and for forging national unity. The festival will be held under very strict COVID19 protocols.
“Our investments in infrastructure and security has attracted an increasing number of players in the #hospitality sector, as well as individuals and organisations who regularly come for holidays, retreats, and conferences.
“Ekiti is beautiful. Our knowledgeable people are #hospitable, we have the most breathtaking scenery, our pounded yam is legendary, and we celebrate our #cultural heritage.
“Our administration has recorded significant progress in making Ekiti the preferred destination to live, work, and play. I am pleased to announce that our state has been selected as the host of the 2021 edition of the National Arts Festival (#NAFEST) to be held later in the year.”
By Abel Ejikeme