The Ekiti State Government has expressed its readiness to partner with National Board for Technology Incubation, Ado-Ekiti center, as part of its efforts to resuscitate the moribund Arts and Cultural sector for wealth creation and employment generation.
Giving the assurance during a courtesy visit of the management staff of the Centre to his office in Ado-Ekiti, the Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre, disclosed that the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led administration has put in place modalities for the enhancement of the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti people.
Ojo Lanre hinted that government would not relent in its efforts at ensuring that the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti is harnessed for economic gains and development, which necessitated the various steps taken by the council to identify talents, nurture and promote them to limelight.
In his submissions, the Center Manager, Prince Bolaji Adejoro, said the visit was to identify with the present administration’s commitments towards the revival of the rich Ekiti cultural heritage, adding that the Center was a veritable institutional mechanism for commercialization of research development results.
Prince Bolaji noted that the identification of talents in every human endeavor was germane and central to entrepreneurial development, hence the need to synergize with the government as the Center runs integrated support program designed to assist budding entrepreneurs in the development of new technology either in arts and crafts, both start-up and fledging.
Speaking further, Bolaji added that the Center seeks to effectively link talents, technology, and capital as well as knowing how to leverage entrepreneurial talent in order to accelerate development and help in value reorientation.
He called on stakeholders in the Arts and Cultural sector to compliment the efforts of government in this regard to ensure that western civilization did not erode the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti which if adequately harnessed, will promote economic development, lead to wealth generation and enhance the creation of entrepreneurial culture among others.
The occasion witnessed the exhibition of arts and crafts works such as table mat, hat, bags, adire attire, natural honey, among others.
Last modified: September 24, 2019