Making Abuja A City of the Arts Requires our Collective Input – Ramatu Tijani

The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu has commended the members of the National Youth Service Corp and Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme during the annual exhibition to commemorate the 2021 session.

The minister who was represented at the event by the Special Assistant on Social Development matter, Simisola Ayoade called on the staff and students to remember the journey into making Abuja a city of the Arts Requires our Collective Inputs, patronage, promotion and understand of our collective cultures.

While inspecting the various work done by the students, the minister said, the department of Art and Culture has a history of building ideas into reality, which explains why it’s the first to establish an art gallery, an outstanding dance Troup, a museum and a reference library in the Federal Capital Territory. It’s these profound ideas that culminated into amazing international recorgnitions for not just the FCT, but Nigeria at large.

She explained how the department of has continued to grow in many different ways at national and international festivals, setting the pace at the Abuja Cultural Canival and the National Festival of Arts and Culture, where it became the team to beat.

All these was achieved through better interpretations of beautiful colour usages, carefully laid out parterns and a combination of the theatrical and visual doses of presentation that has till this day, built a name for the art in Nigeria’s capital city.

The Director of the department, Awe Grace also commended the minister for the support and also thank the students for putting their efforts in making in promoting the FCT

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