MaiduAs the World Economic Forum Africa (WEFA) kick-starts, Wednesday, 7th May, 2014, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Executives of Culture (CEC) of the Federation are also congregating in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, to discuss matters relating to the development of the culture sector in the country.

Taking place under the auspices of the National Council for Arts & Culture (NCAC), the 40th session of the CEC meeting, fondly called, the meeting of the “elders of the tribe,” will discuss among other things, the 2014 editions of the National Festival of Arts & Culture (NAFEST) and the African Arts & Craft Expo (AFAC), both organised by NCAC, under the leadership of Mr. M.M. Maidugu.

The Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, who is also attending the meeting, is expected to formally brief CEC members on the programmes and activities of the Institute from the later part of 2013 to the present day, including the forthcoming National Conference on Culture, Peace and National Security for Traditional Rulers, billed for 26-27 May, 2014, at the Arewa House, Kaduna.

Dr. Ayakoroma will also present a memo on NICO Training School to further sensitize CEC members on the need for them to nominate culture workers to attend the diploma and post graduate diploma in cultural administration programmes of the School, which are being affiliated to the Department of Theatre & Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University.

The ES is accompanied by Mrs. Brigitte Yerima (Director, Training School), Mrs. Chioma Duru (Coordinator, South-East Zone), and Mr. Nnaemeka Nwajagu (Head, Enugu State Office).

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