Ahead of the upcoming Imo Creativity Exhibition in April, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Creative Art, Culture & Tourism, Nna Gilbert has pledged his unalloyed support, maintaining that it will be one of the best tourist destinations in Nigeria if well packaged.
Speaking during an inspection to the Street Art Society gallery recently, he thanked the organizers for their efforts so far, reassuring them of the ministry’s full support in making the event a huge success.
In his words, “I am so impressed with the organizers and what I am seeing on ground. The ministry under my watch will support you for the enhancement and economic benefits of the state”, he submitted”.
Earlier in his speech, the CEO of Human Resources Development Consult, and the initiator of Imo Creativity Exhibition, Chuks Okereke disclosed that Imo has many talented and creative youths that need enabling environment to display what God has given them while reaffirming that the 3 days event will provide a platform to showcase the best of artworks, technological innovations, and metal fabrications.
He, therefore, called on all relevant stakeholders to support this event which is targeted at creating employment opportunities for the teeming population of Imo youths.
The President Art Street Artists Imo State, Mr. Ikebudu Cyriacus also used the medium to narrate some of their challenges, ranging from security, finance, electricity amongst others and appealed to the government for assistance in making the gallery serve its purpose.