Among the cultural spectacles is Rikki Chinedu Nwajiofor, Director, Arts,Culture & Tourism, National Youth Council of Nigeria. Adorned in his rich Igbo attire, Nwajiofor told Vanguard’s Arts & Reviews that he is grateful to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the National Council for Arts & Culture, and the indefatigable Otunba Segun Runsewe, for organizing such a grand event as AFAC Expo 2017 in order to showcase the wonderful skills and crafts of our people.
Nwajiofor, however, has some word of advice for the government: “There are some young men I know who are so skillful and creative with their hands. I have spotted them here today at this event. There is another one I know also who is amazing in his dressmaking skills. He is also here. If our government can encourage and support these gifted Nigerians by regularly organizing this type of event which showcases our wonderful handiworks, our people will be motivated to do more.
“Secondly, I am pleading with the government to give us electric power. Many of those who made these things we are seeing here today use power. When they generate the power with their power generating sets, the prices of these products will be too high. But if government gives us steady power supply, the prices of these products we are seeing here today will be competitive.”