The Ondo state Government has charged the state contingent to this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture, otherwise known as NAFEST 21 to make the state proud by winning laurels for the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Boladale Akinyanmu made this known as she led the state contingent to Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital which is the host of the event.
Mrs Akinyanmi revealed that the state contingent will participate in both competitive and non- competitive competitions that include, drama competition, children’s craft competition, children essay writing, indigenous fabrics fashion competition, Nigeria fabrics interior decoration as well as traditional board game otherwise known as ‘ayo olopon’ among others.
The festival which has the theme, ‘celebrating national unity in diversity’ was declared open by the Ekiti state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi at Ekiti Parapo Pavillon, in Ado Ekiti on Monday.
National Festival of Arts and Culture is a rotational annual festival among the 36 states of the federation, including the FCT, to showcase the cultural heritage of all the states including the Federal capital territory.
The festival will last for a week starting from the 13th to 20th of this month.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
15th November, 2021.