Cultural ambassador urges govt. to invest in arts for national development

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An international artiste, Peter Badejo, has appealed to the Federal Government to institutionalise and invest in the arts sector for the benefits of the country and stakeholders in the industry.

Badejo, an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) told the news Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos an an event commemorating his 70th birthday that such an investment would complement meaningful development of the country.

The Platinum Jubilee programme titled: “Shades of Dance’’, was organised by some artistes at the Freedom Park, Lagos.

Badejo, the cultural and dance ambassador for Africa, said that government had to invest in arts and artistes themselves.

“The investment has to be total and not a matter of trying”, he said.

He said the government should develop and follow-up on three aspects of the sector for it to have a proper…

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