ABUJA – Ms Salamatu Sule, General Secretary of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Abuja chapter on Thursday urged civil societies organisations in the country to promote cultural heritage.
Sule said this at a workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage organised by UNESCO in Abuja in a presentation entitled: “Civil Society as Agent of Mobilisation in the Promotion of our Cultural Heritage”.
She said that civil society served as a mediatory realm between the individual and the state.
“The civil society has the ability to trigger action toward social solution to social problems.
“They also have the ability to sensitise and mobilise members of the society to achieve certain socio-cultural benefits.
“Civil societies in the country should partner with the different cultures toward improved global cultural development among the various cultures within Nigeria and other parts of the world,” she said.
Sule explained that civil societies should promote Nigeria as a brand and place the country in a global cultural space.
According to her, they should also create awareness and programmes which enhances cultural relation for tourists and bring other culture under a specific platform such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
“Civil societies in the country should help in the promotion of indigenous languages as well as documentation.
“They should bring state actors from various parts of the country and the world to identify cultural sites and festivals in the effort to expose the different cultures to the world.
“Writers are the mirror of the society and will continue to do so for the growth of our socio-cultural and political revolution,” she said. (NAN)
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