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The Government of Ekiti State has approved a total sum of N221,668,000 for the construction of the Arts and Cultural Centre at Water Works Area in Ado Ekiti.

Ekiti News reports that the project was to address the need for the State Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy to have a befitting Cultural Centre that will promote and preserve the State’s cultural heritage.

The State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, disclosed this in a statement after the State Executive Council meeting held at the Executive Council Chamber, New Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, May 30th, 2024.

The statement reads in part, “the Centre will serve as the professional and exhibition space for the Creative Department of the Ministry, contribute to the development of the State Capital by creating dynamic spaces of cultural exchange, attract consumers and commerce, create new job opportunities as well as fostering revenue generation.

“Components of the Centre include an arts theatre; arts gallery and museum; multipurpose hall; sales point for arts works, craft and souvenirs; 10 huts for craftsmen and women; two bush-bar and kitchens; conveniences; borehole; generator house; and security post.

“The Centre which is expected to be completed within seven months is to be awarded to Messrs. Adedokun Alade & Company, a reputable company with specialty in the designing and construction of performance spaces.”

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