FG holds cultural road show to showcase Nigeria’s diversity

The Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, in partnership with relevant stakeholders in Abuja, on Wednesday, held a road show to showcase the nation’s cultural diversity.

Its Director, Entertainment and Creative Services, Mrs Ugochi Nwosu, said this while marking the 2023 World Culture Day with its theme “Embracing Cultural Diversity: Building bridges for a Harmonious World’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event is held every year on May 21.

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.

Nwosu said that the ministry was marking the 2023 World Culture Day for diversity and development to create awareness on importance of culture to national development.

“We are also creating awareness on the potential of the Nigerian culture and creative economy to nation’s building.

“Today, we are showcasing some of our elements of our culture, creative economy and economic diversification.

“This sector is a sector that will enhance and develop our economy and create jobs for our teeming population.

“As you can see, the youths are here and everybody is here to showcase our diversity. We are showcasing the manifestation of our cultural diversity and that is the strength of Nigeria.

“It is also a day to create awareness on the need for cultural dialogue. From culture to dialogue, they bring out their potential of the entire population,’’ she said.

Also, Miss Gold Ugoji of Black Bones Theatre Company stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace cultural diversity to become more united and stronger as a nation.

According to her, this road show is a good avenue to celebrate our culture and heritage as Nigerians.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria