By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
ABUJA—The Bangladesh High Commissioner in Nigeria , Mr. Md. Shameem Ahsan, has revealed that art and culture can function as a powerful tool to connect people around the world.
The High Commissioner who said in his welcome address Saturday, at the Bangladesh event, on the sideline of the 12th International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo, noted that the Expo is a very important initiative, and congratulated Nigeria for hosting such.
Mr. Ahsan further expressed his love for Nigeria and its language, and thanked the Nigerian Council for Art and Culture (NCAC) for inviting Bangladesh to participate.
According to him, “As host of today’s event, I am impressed to see the huge presence of guests. We have put up our pavilion consecutively for the second time in the Expo.
“Bangladesh is a development surprise and has continued to make miracles, and we have a large cultural troupe to perform today and I give credit to the Director General of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe”.
While noting that Bangladesh and Nigeria enjoy cordial bilateral relationship, he expressed hope to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation in the near future.
For his part, the Director General, NCAC, Olusegun Runsewe, thanked the High Commissioner for promoting the bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Bangladesh, adding that there is a radiance of joy among the Bangladesh people.
He also revealed that a friendship club will be set up come November 26, 2019, between Nigeria and Bangladesh, adding that with cultural understanding, there will be peace all over the world.
Earlier, the Team Leader of the Bangladesh Team for the 12th INAC Expo, Mr. Md Naoshad Hossain, said that art and culture of a people are central, reiterating that Bangladesh has attended the expo for the second time consecutively.
He thanked the High Commissioner in Nigeria for the initiative to showcase the unique culture of Bangladesh while promoting bilateral relationship.
The colorful evening also had a series of cultural performances from the Bangladesh troupe which included Group dance by Nipu Shukanya, Sangeeta, Jhinuk and Russel; solo music performance by Salma Akbar and more.