3000 Nigerian youths to benefit from NCAC, China program

A capacity building program organized by the National Council for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China, is set to benefit 3,000 Nigerian youths.

Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, made this announcement during a meeting with the Chinese Cultural Attaché, Lee Xuda, at the Nigerian Culture House in Abuja.

Runsewe emphasized that his recent visit to China provided him with an opportunity to study the ingenuity and creativity of the Chinese people in goods production.

He stressed the importance of exposing and training Nigerian youths in such an environment to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge in various areas of goods production.

The Director General reiterated that the capacity-building program would involve selected youths from every state in Nigeria, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who would be sponsored to China by their respective state governments. The National Council for Arts and Culture would facilitate and coordinate the training across various skills acquisition programs.

Runsewe highlighted that the skills acquired by the youths through this program would contribute to the growth and economic development of their respective regions and Nigeria as a whole.

In response, Lee Xuda, the Chinese Cultural Attaché, emphasized the strong bilateral and economic relationship between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China. He acknowledged Nigeria as one of the African countries attracting significant investment from China. Xuda stated that economic and trade cooperation formed the main pillar of China-Nigeria bilateral relations, as China has actively supported Nigeria in developing its economy, considering its abundant human and natural resources.

The Cultural Attaché assured that the Chinese Government was willing to collaborate with Nigeria in areas that would promote the growth of the Nigerian economy.

Following the meeting, the Chinese delegation was given a tour of the Nigerian Culture House by the Director General.

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