Social media relevant in repositioning Culture, Tourism, says commissioner

The Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Oluwatoyin Taiwo said the use of social media in projecting and repositioning the creativities inherent in Nigeria’s Arts and Crafts industries to the global world, has is a means of boosting the economy of the industry.

Penpushing reports that, Taiwo stated this at the 13th edition of the International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC), with the theme: “Networking Nigerian Arts and Crafts to the World”, held between November 5 and 6, 2020 at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja.

The commissioner pointed out that Nigeria is a blessed country with rich and unique artistic works, adding that if well harnessed and properly projected, would boost the Nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Penpushing further reports that he noted that the participation of Ogun State at International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) was to reposition its rich arts, crafts and creativity through networking, adding that the present administration would leave no stone unturned at ensuring that the State cultural uniqueness is known worldwide.

The commissioner commended the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), for the laudable event, and enjoined Nigerians both at home and in diaspora to embrace and promote the country’s cultural endowments by keying into networking of its products thus, placing it on the world map.

The Director-General, International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for his unalloyed support for the sector, noting that the theme was apt and would promote Arts and Crafts businesses.

Penpushing also reports that,speaking on the significance of the programme, Ogun State Director of Culture, Mr.  Oluwaseye Adeyemo said that Adire fabrics and other artefacts would be branded, thereby encouraging more investors to berth in the State.

Meanwhile, over ten States of the country, diplomats and ambassadors participated at the virtual event which was part of the post-coronavirus measures put in place by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), with Ogun State carting home the first positions in coronavirus compliance, contemporary textile and contemporary marketing strategy and emerged the 3rd overall winner while Ekiti State was the best overall winner.

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