NCAC signs MoU with Playhouse on digital national cultural inventory  

In order to preserve Nigerian culture, the director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Obi Asika, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Playhouse Communication Limited.

A statement issued in Abuja by the council’s head of media, Dr. Dennis Olofu, said, “the project is focused on building a dynamic digital platform to host and aggregate the entire cultural scope of Nigeria across its local, state and federal governments, its communities, villages, towns and cities.”

Mr. Asika said: “NCAC is building a platform that will host information that will uphold and empower all Nigerians. We are going to make smart partnerships with the global technology giants and platforms to find the resources to build this incredible resource from our cultural DNA.

“We believe strongly in the power of this project and in giving Nigerians their own space to share their origin stories, cultures, knowledge and cultural manifestations. The entire scope of the project is enormous and we can’t wait to share our work in the weeks and months ahead.” 

The NCAC boss said further that, “This monumental and innovative project will utilise modern digital technology to deliver the best use of culture and technology, and show a clear model for collaboration. 

“The NCAC has the mandate to protect, promote and project the living culture of Nigeria into the daily lives of Nigerians and into the business of government. To this end, NCAC is building a cultural inventory of Nigeria, a multi-layered project that will aggregate and digitise cultural information about the country, enabling us to learn much more about each other.

“The NCAC will be briefing The Traditional Rulers Forum and the Committee of Vice Chancellors and the 235 public universities they oversee on this project. The NCAC is also reaching out to renowned global institutions and academics to connect the culture with our Diaspora who are dispersed through the America’s in Brazil, USA, Cuba, and the Caribbean specifically in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad where large numbers of Nigerian descendants have settled for centuries.”