NCAC Collaborate with NiDCOM TO Honour Late George Floyd

Oru Leonard

The National Council for Arts and Culture, Wednesday evening held a memorial in honour of George Floyd who was killed while being arrested by the police in the USA in May, 2020 and was buried Tuesday.

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture and President, World Crafts Council (African Region), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said it has become very necessary for Nigeria to join the over seventeen (17) countries in Africa to organize a memorial for this black American that was murdered in cold blood by the Minneapolis police in United states of America.

In a release made available by Mr Chas Nwam, Head of NCAC Media, Otunba Runsewe said, “we believe that all men are created equal and has inalienable rights among which are rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

From Africa to USA, Latin America, Asian, Europe and the Pacific, we say let Justice flow; let love reign and let there be peace.

He prayed that God should heal the land and give the families and friends of the departed souls the strength to bear the loss.Speaking earlier in a tribute by the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, reminded the crowd that witnessed the event that as a black person “this is a fight we must fight, as a black person, the DNA of an African runs in you. As a black person, you must aspire to come back to your motherland where you can freely breathe. As a black person, you should think of coming back to Africa/Nigeria to invest in an environment where you can freely breathe and as a black person, come back to your home where you will be shown love.”

There was a minute silence in memory of Late George Floyd and all the other black African Heroes all over the world who have suffered violent attacks and even death on account of the colour of their skin.

Followed by two brilliant drama presentations titled “I can’t Breathe”, and “Our Hearts Toughened”.

Dramatization of poems, I CAN’T BREATH by Niyi Osudare; HOW MUCH by Bello Time and OUR HEARTS TOUGHENED by Ebika Anthony, presented intermittently to reflect the message of unity of Africans both in Nigeria and diaspora.

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