The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has recommended that golfers use locally made fabrics to play and promote arts and culture in the country.
Runsewe gave the advice at the special kitty tea organized as part of the ongoing 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) on Saturday in Jos.
He said such a move would encourage indigenous tailors and create more job opportunities for young people.
“We have more than four million golfers in Nigeria, and they all import the elements that are used to play.
“But we have tailors in the country who can produce these items with local fabrics and at affordable prices.
“If golfers wear locally made fabrics, it simply means that we are promoting art and culture and our indigenous tailors will not be out of work,” he said.
The CEO dismissed insinuations that the game was exclusively for the wealthy, explaining that there was no class distinction in the game of golf.
He thanked the Government and the people of Plateau for their hospitality during NAFEST 2020.
State Governor Simon Lalong held the tea for the special kitty.