The ongoing Cultural and Arts Renaissance of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led
administration has been described as a veritable tool for providing
employment opportunities while equally adding value to the economic
and social life of the people.
The Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational
Studies, the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Paul Odigbo, stated
this during a courtesy call to the office of the Council for Arts and
Dr. Odigbo, who said the visit was aimed at introducing the Federal
Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Centre, with a view to partnering the
Government, informed that the Centre was involved in training students
in arts, crafts and design to complement their academic endeavours.
“The Centre is eager to key into the Cultural and Arts Renaissance
going on in the council in line with the vision of the Ekiti State
Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to make Ekiti youths self-sustaining via
entrepreneurship development”, he said.
Citing the example of China that has an increase in Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) through the sales of Art works like ceramics, which
could be found in every home across the globe, the Director maintained
that if the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti was optimally harnessed,
the revenue base of the state would witness a tremendous improvement.
The Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture,
Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre commended the Centre for demonstrating a
high sense of responsibility, noting that Arts and Academics share a
Ojo Lanre, who assured the Centre of government support, emphasized
the present administration’s commitments to identifying talents,
training them and empower the youths to revamp the Ekiti indigenous
The Permanent Secretary of the Council, Alhaji Ganiyu Titilope lauded
the creative knowledge and initiative of the Centre to identify with
the giant strides and efforts of government to restore and rejuvenate
the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti people.