FG urged to support value addition to arts, craft

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FG urged to support value addition to arts, craftABUJA – The Federal Government has been to support initiatives aimed at adding value and enhancing the competitiveness the country’ arts and craft in the global market.

Participants at the Investment Forum on African Arts and Crafts 2014 made the call in a communiqué issued at the end the forum in Abuja on Wednesday. They also called on the government to establish cottage industries on arts to enhance growth the sector.

The communiqué, signed by Prof. Ben Ekanem and Mr Victor Mark-Onyegbu, and Secretary, Communiqué Drafting Committee, said the sector was imperative to the actualisation Vision 20:2020.

It the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to cooperate with the National Board for Technology Incubation and relevant agencies and parastatals to assist craftsmen and women to their capacities.[eap_ad_2] This, the forum said, could be done through workshops to facilitate the of skills among craftsmen at both local and international levels. “Support should be given to initiatives that would bring about value addition as well as enhance the competitiveness of our craft products in the global market’’, it said.

It called on NCAC to support the establishment of incubation and production centres for arts and craft in the to enhance the acquisition of skills and restiveness.

The was organised by the NCAC. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]