Reps commend IGP, Runsewe for protecting Arts, Crafts Village



The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and Mr Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General (DG), National Council for Arts and (NCAC), have been commended for protecting public property the Arts and Crafts Village in Abuja.

The Chairman, House of Committee on Tourism, Rep. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, made the commendation during a to the Arts and Crafts Village in Abuja.

noted that unpatriotic people had attempted to convert the property to personal use.Ogbeide-Ihama said this in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja by Runsewe’s media aide, Mr Frank Meke.Ogbeide-Ihama representing Oredo Federal Constituency in Edo, condenmed the situation where private individuals convert government property to personal uses, and extolled the IGP and DG for securing the permanent site of NCAC.

said that they had remained unwavering in their commitment to protecting government property. of the committee who accompanied their chairman also expressed their pleasure with efforts made to refurbish village, adding that there is need to secure and maintain such public places.

They said they would support the council as it sought to reopen the village.

Runsewe, while conducting the committee round the village with NCAC management, said that no stone would left unturned to rebuild the to meet international standards.The News of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the village, located opposite Abuja Sheraton Hotels, valued at N9.8 billion, was hijacked by individuals who wanted to use the for their selfish interests.

This generated disagreements between the individuals and NCAC, with the council battling to secure the ownership of the property. (NAN)