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Promote Nigeria’s culture economy abroad, Runsewe tells envoys

The Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe.

Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, has urged all the new envoys to engage foreign countries and their people on the robust and rich Nigerian cultural economy waiting for collaborations.

He said the 36 states of the federation had very rich, unique and diverse cultural attributes and contents.

Runsewe said the NCAC would partner with the new envoys to promote and market Nigerian cultural festivals and destinations abroad as soon as they settled down.

“We’ve shown over the years that Nigerian culture has the capacity to enthrone peace and promote harmony to a world troubled by many irritations and uncertainty.

“Our culinary skills and fashion are another strategic attraction to which most nations and peoples you’re posted would want to know more and appreciate.

“The over 450 Nigerian indigenous languages, spoken across the length and breadth of the country, stands as veritable evidence of  Nigerian uniqueness in the map of black Africa and the world in general.

“These are basic diplomatic ingredients and cultural values that can be used effectively to tell a refreshing story about Nigeria and help change the negative narratives of Nigerians and Nigeria abroad,” Runsewe said.