A lecturer at the department of Political Science, University of Lagos, Professor Tunde Babawale has urged government at all levels to allocate more fund for cultural sector.
He said this in Osogbo, Oaun State while delivering the 2018 Distinguished Public Lecture of the Center for Black and International Understanding with the theme ‘Protecting Our National Heritage, Projecting Our National Treasure’.
Babawale lamented that a lot of grounds have been lost as a result of the neglect of the resources and potentials in culture. He noted that the situation is not totally irredeemable, saying that there is room for opportunities to recover the lost grounds.
According to him, "Government should improve the funding for the cultural sector and put round pegs in round holes. There is an urgent need for cultured people and visionaries in leadership position; the type that will realise that Nigeria has nothing to lose by promoting her cultural practices but instead stands to gain and attain global leadership position if we can look inward culturally for solutions to our numerous problems."
On the sideline of the lecture was the celebration of the 67th birthday of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Governor of Osun State.