Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State governor, has high regards for arts and culture. He believes that “arts and culture form the core values of people’s being and the essence of their existence.” This must have influenced his offer to host the 2017 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) shortly after successfully hosting the 2017 Kaduna State Festival of Arts and Culture, KADFEST. This year’s NAFEST, scheduled to hold from October 14 to October 21, 2017, will be the 30th edition and expected to record good success.
This great expectation has also been hinted by the DG of National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, who had recently toured the Kaduna International Trade Fare Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Conference Centre with an Ultra-modern Theatre, amongst other impressive facilities, and optimistically concluded that Kaduna is ready to deliver and also take advantage of the huge opportunities NAFEST will throw up. Read more