From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State is now agog for the forthcoming festival of arts and culture, which holds from December 11, to showcase, promote and celebrate the state’s rich cultural heritage.
This year’s Ekifest was organised as a result of governor Kayode Fayemi’s quest for a redefined and value restoration through arts and culture in the state. It was also targeted at promoting arts and culture in its entirety.
The three-day event is scheduled to hold in three venues of Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado-Ekiti, Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, Ikogosi-Ekiti and Adetiloye Hall, Ado-Ekiti.
The council, as part of activities lined up for the three-day event, is showcasing the state’s rich cultural heritage, with the theme : “Arts and Culture, Tool For Restoration of Values And Socio-economic Empowerment.”
In his address, the Director- General of Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Amb. Wale Ojo- Lanre, poured encomiums on the Fayemi-led administration for its contributions towards ensuring values restoration through arts and culture.
The director General, urged all and sundry from across the country and globe, irrespective of tribe, colour or race to be a part of this year’s celebrations, adding that it is one of the major ways to sustain the state’s cultural heritage.