Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has hinted that the state government has accepted to host the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) later in the year.
He made this known while declaring open, the Kaduna State Festival for Arts and Culture (KADFEST) 2017, at Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna.
The governor who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Bashir Saidu remarked that the festival was aimed at tapping the vast and robust cultural and arts potentials abound in the state.
In his own address, the state Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr Daniel Danauta traced the history of the festival to 1975.
He said over the years the festival has contributed immensely in enhancing the resilient character that has marked the state as a study in harmonious co-existence in the country.
To this end, he assured the governor that the state will host to win the forthcoming National festival.