China, France, others to participate in Nigeria 2017 friendship exhibition

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The Director General of the National Gallery of Arts, Mr Abdullahi Muku, has stated that China, France, Czech Republic, and Qatar will participate in the 2017 Art of Friendship Exhibition in Nigeria.
Muku made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, saying that the 2017 edition, which was the fourth in the series, would hold for three days from January 17 to 19.
According to Magu, diplomats, senior government officials, captains of industry, students and artistes are expected to be entertained during the friendship exhibition.
He explained that the programme was conceived as a complete cultural fiesta which provided the platform for display of rich array of art, music, documentaries and foods indigenous to the participating countries.
“The last edition had over 1,000 guests in attendance, this year, we expect to top that number,” Maku said.
Friendship exhibition is an annual programme of the National Gallery of Art, organised to celebrate the socio-cultural and economic ties between Nigeria and other countries.

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