Ohikwo Muhammad – Lokoja
National Gallery of Arts is to strengthen collaboration with Radio Nigeria in order to promote modern and contemporary arts in the country.
Curator of the Gallery, Macafan Damisa disclosed this when she led some officials on a visit to the General Manager, Prime FM, Lokoja.
Damisa noted that interest in modern and contemporary arts was declining hence the need for its revival.
She stated that Radio Nigeria was well positioned in driving that mandate hence the plea for adequate coverage of its programmes.
The Curator listed some functions of the Gallery to include supporting visual artists, acquiring arts, organising exhibitions as well as talent hunt for young artists.
According to her, there would be an arts exhibition and competition for children to celebrate the children’s day with the theme; Insecurity, a threat to national development.
Responding, General Manager, Radio Nigeria, Prime FM Lokoja Alhaji Adeiza Momoh Jimoh reiterated that the role of the radio in entrenching national cohesion cannot be jettisoned especially at this trying times in the nation’s history.
Alhaji Adeiza explained that despite the challenges affecting broadcasting in Kogi State, the station would ensure quality coverage of programmes by the National Gallery of Arts while adhering to the standards in broadcasting.
The General Manager reassured his guests that Radio Nigeria would sustain its mandate of uplifting the people and uniting the nation.