Oyo Praises Theatre Arts Practitioners for Contribution to Cultural Values
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Members of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) have been commended by the Oyo State Government for their immense contribution to advancing the cultural values of the state.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Wasiu Olatubosun, while receiving the group in his office last Friday, assured that the state government would take their welfare into consideration.
Mr Olatubosun said the government was ready to support the theatre arts industry because of the vital role it plays in promoting tourism and the culture of the society.
He urged the practitioners to key into the various windows of assistance opened for residents through the ongoing Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery (SAfER) initiative of the state government.
The Commissioner also hinted that the Cultural Centre, which is a hub of activities for theatre arts practitioners in the state, is a major focus under Tourism Expansion in the Road Map for Sustainable Development Agenda of Governor Seyi Makinde.
Speaking earlier, the Governor of TAMPAN in Oyo State, Ms Bose Akinola, thanked the state government for the support accorded to the association, and unrestricted access to the state’s Cultural Centre.
She said the access is a grand platform to promote the cultural genres, norms and values in the state through their theatrical productions.
On the TAMPAN entourage was the Organizing Secretary for the group, Ms Victoria Ajibola, as well as veterans in the movie industry like Pa Tunbosun Odunsi, Samson Eluwole and Kayode Olaiya.