The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it’s going to revive the Argungu Fishing Festival which had been deserted for over a decade.
Runsewe made the promise on Monday whereas receiving a delegation led by the Emir of Argungu from Kebbi State, Alhaji Samaria Mera, to the NCAC Headquarters in Abuja.
This was in an announcement given to newsmen in Lagos by Runsewe’s Media Aide, Mr Frank Meke.
The director-general mentioned that the Fish House he inbuilt 2010 would even be refurbished and remodelled to spice up tourism within the nation.
“Argungu Fishing Festival will obtain a breath of latest life in 2020 after 10 years of abandonment.
“We will use Argungu to make a daring assertion that certainly it’s a festival that unites.
“We will continue to support it henceforth, because it is arguably the number one in the country with UNESCO endorsement,” he mentioned.
Runsewe displayed a number of publicity and promotional supplies specifically ready by NCAC to propagate the 2020 version of the festival.
The director-general showcased the prototype of the cultural centre he deliberate to construct in Argungu emirate, including that it was modelled after the most effective cultural centre on the planet.
Runsewe, a titled chief from Argungu Emirate, mentioned that he was emotionally related to the festival which had an extended historical past with a wealthy cultural content material that remained unrivalled globally.
Alhaji Mera throughout the go to,
The emir appreciated Runsewe for figuring out with the festival which was not solely symbolic however served as a platform for projecting Nigeria’s wealthy cultural endowments.
He decried the last decade lengthy abandonment of the festival and was, nonetheless, delighted with the brand new impetus injected by the director-general.
According to him, Argungu Fishing Festival shall be resuscitated to imagine its place of honour amongst different excessive profile festivals in Nigeria.