Governor Kayode Fayemi, has received praises from different quarters on the renaissance of Arts and Culture in Ekiti state under his administration.
The ongoing Cultural and Arts Renaissance of the administration has been described as a veritable tool for providing employment opportunities while equally adding value to the economic
and social life of the people.
The Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies, the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Paul Odigbo, stated this during a courtesy call to the office of the Council for Arts and Culture.
Dr. Odigbo, who said the visit was aimed at introducing the Federal Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Centre, with a view to partnering the Government, informed that the Centre was involved in training students in arts, crafts and design to complement their academic endeavours.
“The Centre is eager to key into the Cultural and Arts Renaissance going on in the council in line with the vision of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to make Ekiti youths self-sustaining via entrepreneurship development”, he said.
Citing the example of China that has an increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through the sales of Art works like ceramics, which could be found in every home across the globe, the Director maintained that if the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti was optimally harnessed, the revenue base of the state would witness a tremendous improvement.
The Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre commended the Centre for demonstrating a high sense of responsibility, noting that Arts and Academics share a symbiotic relationship.
Ojo Lanre, who assured the Centre of government support, emphasized the present administration’s commitments to identifying talents, training them and empower the youths to revamp the Ekiti indigenous arts.
The Permanent Secretary of the Council, Alhaji Ganiyu Titilope lauded the creative knowledge and initiative of the Centre to identify with the giant strides and efforts of government to restore and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti people.