Welcome to the official website of National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) was established by Decree No. 3 of 1975 and amended by Decree No. 5 of 1987 (now Cap 248 Laws of the Federation 1990).  It is a Federal Government organ charged, with the responsibility of coordination, development and promotion of the Living Arts and Culture of Nigeria at national and international fora.

Over the years, our efforts have been to coordinate, preserve, promote and present the best of our Crafts, Textiles, Cuisines, Traditional Dance, Drama, Opera, Cinema, Film, Photography, Folklore, Oral Traditions, Literature, Traditional games, Indigenous architecture and to deploy them as tool for forging national unity and identity.  Similarly, our cultural manifestations which are unique and diverse shall be at the front burner in our quest to tap into the unique resources that abound in the culture industry. Once more, welcome to the National Council For Arts and Culture (NCAC) website. We hope you will find the contents interesting.

Meet the Director General NCAC


Mrs. Dayo Keshi was born in Lagos, Lagos State on 11th July 1954, she attended St Agnes Primary School, Lagos, Nigeria from where she proceeded to Our Lady of Apostle, Ibadan, Oyo State and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate in 1970 and Higher School Certificate (HSC) at St Theresa College, Ibadan, Oyo State.

In her quest for higher Academic excellence, she proceeded to the prestigious University of Ibadan where she bagged B.Sc. Degree in Linguistics in 1976. Driven by the interest and passion to make a significant contribution to the growth of Nigerian Arts and Culture, she got to the Federal Civil Service in 1983 as a     Read More…….

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