The Nigerian Ambasador to the State of Qatar, Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed, has called for Partnership with Katara in Promoting Nigerian Culture in Qatar.
The envoy made the call during a meeting with the General Manager & Chairman of Kiahf Committee of Katara Cultural Foundation, Prof. Khalid Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, in Katara, Doha, Qatar.
The Nigerian Ambasador was taken on a guided tour of the iconic Katara Cultural Village, the melting point of Qatar to experience cultures of other countries through exhibitions of cultural arts and artifacts.
The General Manager of Katara Said the major buildings in the cultural village include Katara amphitheater, art halls & galleries, drama theatre, masjids, opera house, hotels, restaurants and gardens. Elaborating.
Ambassador Yakubu Ahmed used the opportunity to inform his Qatari host that the purpose of his visit was to share with him the rich cultural diversity of Nigeria.
He added that Nigeria has over 250 distinct ethnic groups with different linguistic and cultural orientation and the rich culture of the people is expressed through the hosting of hundreds of annual traditional festivals featuring carnivals, boat rides, fishing, dances, songs, horse riding, and masquerades across the different ethnic lining.
The Nigerian Ambassador expressed the willingness of the Nigerian Embassy to partner with Katara in promoting Nigerian culture in Qatar.
The Nigerian Principal Representative also said that the Mission will explore the possibilities of inviting interested public and private artists and art galleries in Nigeria to bring their talents and wares to Doha for some cultural events and exhibitions in Katara Cultural Village.
The General Manager advised the Nigerian Embassy to utilize Katara facilities to showcase Nigerian cultural heritage via series of exhibitions at regular intervals after the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, and pledged support for any of such events that the Embassy will be willing to organise.