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The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is strengthening cultural ties with People’s Republic of Turkey and other foreign nations in Nigeria for a stronger International Arts & Crafts Expo, INAC.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for closer collaboration between Nigeria and the United States in the Creative and Culture Industry, especially in improving the quality of Nollywood movies.
As developing African nations, like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya (the hub of the continent’s creativity), generate and sell creative products, including books, music, films, art, fashion, cultural crafts, and computer games and apps, they contribute, in return, to their country’s gross domestic products, exports, and growth, thereby boosting development outcomes.
The celebration of the World’s Handicrafts Day, June 10th, should be used to reflect on the founding principles of the World’s Craft Council which is mainly to foster economic development of crafts through crafts- related activities in all its regions. The Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, made the call in Abuja at the occasion to mark the World Handicraft Day.
The Copyright Act Repeal and Re-Enactment Bill 2021 scale second reading at the Senate on Tuesday.
The 13th International Arts & Crafts Expo (INAC) 2020, which held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja from 5th – 6th of November, is significant in many ways.