Executive governor of Enugu State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has reiterated his
administration’s commitment and resolve to make Enugu State a tourism
hub within the West African region.

Ugwuanyi made this known while declaring open an art exhibition, the
2017 edition of Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF), in Enugu on
Thursday.

The governor, who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for
Culture and Tourism, Mrs Rita Mba, said that state government was
doing all it could to attract tourism investors into the state.

He expressed gratitude to the organisers for sustaining their vision
of ensuring that art is promoted in Enugu State.

The Executive Director of LIMCAF, Kevin Ejiofor, thanked the state
government for recognising the importance of art in promoting culture
and tourism.
Ejiofor encouraged the participating artists to sustain their vision.

The Art Director of LIMCAF, Ayo Adeyemi, said the out of 200 art works
that were submitted by artists 100 of them, which suit’s the required
standard, were selected and displayed.

Adeyemi also noted that apart from cash prizes that would be given to
winners, four of the participating artists that would emerge winners
in the grand finale would be sponsored to Dakar, Senegal, for
exhibition.

Some of the participating artists displayed their art works while
spectators who observed the arts that were exhibited, expressed
satisfaction with the art works.

The grand finale of the event, which is the 11th edition of the art
exhibition, is expected to hold on Oct. 28 with winners going home
with cash prizes.

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