Saturday, 26 July 2014

Jonathan urges Shyllon, Art Council to establish art endowment

President Goodluck Jonathan (right). welcomes founder, Nike Art Foundation , Chief (Mrs) Nike Okundaye and CEO  Omooba Yemisi Shyllon Art Foundation (oyasaf), Prince Yemisi Shyllon, during the visit Of the National Council On Heritage And Endowment  For Art to the Presidential Villa, Abuja ..recently. Photo: Godwin  Omoigui.

The chairman of the board of trustees of OYASAF Prince (Engr) Yemisi Shyllon was recently received in audience at the State House in Abuja as one of the members of the National Heritage Board and Art Council. At the meeting, the president Dr Ebele Jonathan while acknowledging the unparalleled level of collection and investment in visual arts in Nigeria by Prince Shyllon, urged the council to use its wealth of material and non material wealth to establish and manage an endowment for Nigerian arts for the benefit of generations of Nigeria yet unborn.

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