As part of Nigeria’s outing at the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has mounted a world-class Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, Russia.
The Nigerian Cultural Exhibition Stand, which is heavily embellished with the nation’s arts, crafts and historical materials, has continued to witness impressive influx of Nigerians in Russia, friends of Nigeria and a wide range of other spectators.
The Cultural Centre, which is the central point for rallying support for the Super Eagles in Moscow also provides a platform for showcasing Nigeria’s cultural strength in Russia.
On Friday, June 22, 2018 during the Super Eagles’ encounter with Iceland National Team, hundreds of Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike thronged to the Stand to drum support for the Super Eagles while also appreciating the rich cultural products of Nigeria on display at the Stand.
Overwhelmed by the large turn-out of Nigerians and foreigners to the Stand, the Director-General of the Council, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, thanked the mammoth crowd who sang, danced, drummed and waved the Nigeria Flag for their support and solidarity.He pointed out that the passions and emotions displayed at the Stand was a clear testimony of the power of culture and football to foster global unity, peace and sustainable partnership.
The high point of the Friday’s event was the decoration of foreign fans of the Super Eagles with Green-White-Green Nigerian mufflers and Nigerian hand flags.
It would be recalled that early this year, NCAC under Runsewe, launched a Three Million Culture Friendly Supporters for the Super Eagles during which he vowed to storm Russia to project Nigerian culture and mobilize support for the Super Eagles in their World Cup Campaign.
GERALD ADEWOLE Ph.D
Director, Special Duties.
In Moscow, Russia.