NCAC boss bags China Man of the year award
The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has won the China man of the year award for 2021.
Runsewe received the award at the first SGEL cup Chinese Wushu championship final performance and award night in Lagos.
He emerged winner after a voting session within the Chinese consulate.
Matthew Uwaekwe, Coordinator, Nigeria-China Business Council, said Runsewe has over the years worked tirelessly to build a strong cultural tourism relationship between Nigeria and China.
Uwaekwe revealed that members of the Chinese community in Nigeria were elated at the pace and passion at which Runsewe brought to bear in his assignment as Nigeria culture chief.
“Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has done well for the country, he has the vision to promote the cultural relations between China and Nigeria, and we, therefore, confer on him China man of the year award.
“He has emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate, so this award is from the Chinese community,” he said.
On his part, Otunba Runsewe expressed NCAC’s commitment to continue serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China and Nigeria’s Bilateral business, cultural and diplomatic relations for years to come.
He said that the relationship between NCAC and the Chinese community was simply a true reflection of the overall bilateral relations Nigeria and China had in all facets of economy and life.
“Today, we are once again gathered in continuance of this tradition to renew and rejuvenate the bonds of this strategic partnership, which has continued to wax stronger over the past half a century.
“I assure you of the NCAC commitment toward serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China-Nigeria bilateral business, cultural and diplomatic relations for many more years to come,” Runsewe said.
He noted that this was due to both countries’ shared similarities with regards to their strategic positioning in their respective continents; their political and economic influence; as well as population strength.
News Source: NAN