By Temitope Adedeji
Kogi State Council for Arts and Culture (KGSCAC) has clinched a gold medal at the just-concluded 33rd edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Plateau State.
The state emerged winner of the ‘Most Enterprising’ contingent award in this year’s event.
The Public Relations Officer, KGSCAC, Gabriel Edicha, in a press statement made available to WESTERN POST said the medal and certificate of the award were presented to the Director, Council, Mrs. Wosilat Owuda, during the closing ceremony on Saturday.
The Council distinguished herself in showcasing the abundant cultural heritage, natural and mineral resources in Kogi State.
The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, in a chat with the Director, Kogi State Council for Arts and Culture, promised to cap up the award with a visit to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello to discuss ways of harnessing these enormous historical and cultural resources into the income-generating sector.
Similarly, Kogi State was applauded for clinching a medal in Traditional Board games (Ayo) at her first entry in 2020 NAFEST.
The 34th edition (2021) hosting right has been secured by Ekiti State. The Council was however advised to prepare adequately early and make more entries, to enhance more awards and the overall winner of subsequent events.
The 2020 NAFEST, Jos officially closed yesterday, 28th November, 2020 at Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos.