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Ekiti wins big as NAFEST ends

L-R: Director-General, National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Ekiti State Governor/ Chief Host, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and Rivers State Commissioner for Arts and Culture, Mrs. Tonye Briggs, during the closing ceremony of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) 2021 at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado Ekiti… on Saturday.

Ekiti state has been declared overall winner of the 34th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture, NAFEST 2021.

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe made the declaration in Ado EKITI at the closing ceremony of the 34th National Festival of Arts and Culture hosted by Ekiti State.

Otunba Runsewe attributed the feat attained by Ekiti State to its level of preparedness for the festival.

He said that NAFEST was organised in order to use culture as a means of uniting the nation.

Otunba Runsewe thanked contingent from each state for their peaceful conduct during the one week event.

In his remarks, Governor Kayode Fayemi lauded the participants from the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT for exhibiting their rich cultural heritage.

Rivers state came second.

Lagos state is expected to host the next edition of NAFEST.

Reporting by Tope Bamidele, Editing by Tola Oguneye