Nigeria to establish cultural centre in South Africa–Minister

Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation
[Photo: newnigeriannewspapers.com]

Nigeria already has cultural centres in Brazil and China.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke, on Monday said plans were underway to establish a Nigerian Culture and Information Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A statement signed by Taiwo Oladokun, Special Assistant (Media) to the minister said the centre would be established by the end of the year.

Explaining why Nigeria decided to site her first culture house in Africa in Johannesburg, the Minister said the decision followed the successful opening and operations of Nigerian Cultural Centres in Brazil and China in 2008 and 2012 respectively.

“It would also be used to strengthen cultural relations not only with the government and people of South Africa but also with other countries in the southern part of the continent. This choice is also in recognition of the role Nigeria played and continues to play in the history of Southern African countries.

“ We recall the very elaborate and robust relations between Nigeria and South Africa, especially in the years of struggle against apartheid as well as the leadership role the two countries are playing in the advancement of the cause of Africa globally,” the minister said.

The statement also quoted the minister as saying that the centre would serve the purpose of promoting Nigerian culture while also providing general information about the country.

(NAN)

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