person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder May 16, 2018 14:35:35

By Ogechukwu Okoli

Awka, May16, 2018 (MOI) Anambra Commissioner for Indigenous Artworks, Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Sally Mbanefo, has re-stated government’s commitment toward improving the art sector through foreign investments.

The commissioner said this during a meeting with some researchers in her office at Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.

The group was led by Prof. Paul Bash, a professor from SOAS University, London.

Mrs Mbanefo while welcoming them to the state said that Anambra was the right place to be in terms of Arts and Culture.

She noted that the state was home to many talented individuals.

The commissioner also added that she discovered new young talents, who needed to be harnessed and empowered to bring them to limelight.

 ``The state is ready to partner with any individual or corporate body to encourage and empower these artistically-talented individuals in the state,’’ Mbanefo said.

Prof. Bash said that the aim of the visit was to intimate the state government of their intention to portray artefacts and contemporary arts in the state through exhibitions.

The professor, however, requested a collaboration and support of government for their exhibitions.

He added that the group was in the state to trace the root of an artefact found in London and to appreciate the high level of talents inherent in the state.

A university don, Prof. Ikwuemesi of University of Nigeria and Dr Okechukwu Nwafor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, who were part of the delegation, said that the state had compelling stories to tell in the area of arts. (MOI)