Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has assured the Centre for Black and Africa Arts and Civilization of his support for the commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Festival of Arts and Culture, FESTAC.

Onyeama in a statement gave the assurance when the Director General of CBAAC, Chief Oluwabunmi Amao paid a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja.

CBAAC is saddled with the responsibility of commemorating FESTAC’77 scheduled for November this year.

FESTAC ’77 also known as the Second World Black and Africa Festival of Arts and Culture (the first was in Dakar 1966) was a major International Festival held in Lagos, from 15th January to 12th February, 1977.

About 16,000 participants representing 56 African Nations and Countries of the African Diaspora, performed at the event.

Ibiwumi Ishola

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