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EKITI FIRST LADY TASKS STAKEHOLDERS ON TALENTS DEVELOPMENT IN CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, has called on stakeholders to prioritize the development of the state by continuing to support and nurture local talents, in view of its invaluable roles in shaping the people’s cultural identity.

The First Lady made the call as a the special guest at the Sunday-Sunday Variety Show organized by the Ekiti State Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy held at the Obafemi Awolowo Civic and Convention Centre, Ado Ekiti.

Dr. Oyebanji noted that the contributions of the weekly Variety Show to the socio-economic growth of the state could not be underestimated thereby showcasing and promoting the vibrant talents available in the state.

The Governor’s wife however commended the organizers for their dedication to promoting cultural heritage and providing a platform for artists to showcase their talents.

She added that the captivating performances in comedy, dance, music, and arts exhibitions, had reminded the the people of the immense creativity and ingenuity in the creative sub-sector which is being used by the Biodun Oyebanji Administration as a job creation platform.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Prof. Rasaki Ojo-Bakare, said the show would encourage those working in the state to stay during weekends for relaxation rather than travelling out of the state for leisure and entertainment.

Prof. Ojo-Bakare who noted that a lot of working population in the state most especially in banking sector have been complaining about boring environment during weekends however said the show would make the state more lively and relaxing.

According to the Commissioner, the show will also reduce capital flight to other states for those who usually spend their weekends at the neighboring states, harvest new talents and mentor them to pinnacle of their career.

The event was attended by top government officials, political office holders, civil servants, students, youths and other interested members of the public.

Posted in Ekiti State News Bulletin
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