Nigeria Seeks Stronger Cultural Cooperation With Qatar
Written by City Radio on September 8, 2022
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the State of Qatar, Ambassador Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed, has called for partnership with Katara in promoting Nigerian Culture in Qatar.
Ambassador Yakubu Ahmed made the call recently, when he paid a courtesy call on the General Manager and Chairman of Kiahf Committee of Katara Cultural Foundation, Professor Khalid Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, in Katara, Qatar.
The Nigerian envoy during the vizit was taken on a guided tour of the iconic Katara Cultural Village, established on a million square metre of land distributed into about fifty buildings constructed for various cultural expressions and ceremonies and has a two kilometer coastal line for outdoor seafront cultural events and leisure.
Ambassador Yakubu Ahmed intimated his Qatari host
about the rich cultural diversity of Nigeria, saying that Nigeria has over two hundred and fifty 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 leanings.
He expressed the willingness of the Nigerian Embassy to partner with Katara in promoting Nigerian culture in Qatar,
adding 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 cultural events and exhibitions in Katara Cultural Village.