E-library view centre to showcase Nigeria Cultural Heritage underway


Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture , NCAC, Otunba Segun Runswe, says that a new E-library and view centre is in pipeline and will capture Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage history and link up to about 150 countries in the world and will be situated at Nigeria’s new Culture House in Abuja.

The E-library view centre platform which is one of the positive fall out of Runsewe’s engagements in China will be strategically deployed to harness basic information, history and tradition of Nigeria cultural tourism heritage and showcasing them to global tourism community, cultural heritage experts and students of cultural studies all over the world.

Speaking, after a visit to Beijing Great Wall of China, a notable heritage tourism site, Otunba Runsewe explained that the E-library/ view centre which became a new platform to marketing natural resources and Heritage sites during the COVID-19 pandemic is now being deployed by other countries to market their tourism and heritage opportunities to the world.

According to Runsewe, who is also the President, World Craft Council (WCC), Africa region Nigeria keying into the E-library/ view Centre, would be connected to over 150 countries in the world, which will change the way the world sees Nigeria, including the wrong things they read about the country.

He added that the platform will also serve as avenue to tell Nigeria story by Nigerians, be sharing history, cultural heritage which will generate positive discussions and interests about the country.

On the role played by the Ambassador of China to Nigeria, His Excellency, Cui Jianchun in deepening the bond of friendship and culture between Nigeria and China, Otunba Runsewe said that the ambassador is not only a visionary leader but has also changed the story of relationship between Nigeria and China since he assumed office in Nigeria.

The NCAC boss said he is discussing with the Chinese ambassador on how to bring a strong team from Nigeria to under study the cultural strategy of China so that Nigeria can develop 37 Nigerian national cultural tourism products, one cultural tourism product per state, the cultural tourism products he further explained will serve as strategy to engage the world and bring Nigeria to limelight..

The Nigeria Culture House, which will also serve as the new address of the National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC), will be unveiled in june 2023 in Abuja. .