The Director General, Ekiti State Council of Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, has urged youths to be part of the cultural reorientation and promotion of traditional heritage in the state.
Ojo-Lanre said this while speaking with the leadership of the Federtion of Ekiti State Students, Ekiti State University Chapter, who visited him in his office in Ado Ekiti.
He said the Council’s mandate was to rejuvenate, promote and support any idea that would enhance creativity, job creation and add value to the people of the state.
He said: “You are the strength of the nation.
“You need to be involved in the development of the land, especially in promotion of local festivals and traditional event, not in a violent way, but in a way that will redefine and take our culture to a greater level of economic development.
“I expect you to come out with a solid plan and agenda that will enhance cultural activities and creativity among you.
“Most of you are talented and culturally endowed and traditional activities will showcase you to the world.”
The President, Ekiti State University chapter of the association, Alagbeleye Temitayo, said the activities of the Council since the assumption of duty of the Director General has been a great source of inspiration to the body.
In his contribution, the Senate President of the Association, Adewale Damilola, appreciated Ojo-Lanre for his words of encouragement, which, according to him, has given them another clue at harnessing their talent.
Damilola said they hope this will be of immense benefit to all stakeholders as they look forward to present a working proposal as a way of collaboration between the body and the council.