By Chinwendu Obienyi
The The founder of the Center for values in Leadership, Professor Pat Utomi, said the Culture Festival, a series of global events organized by the Art of Living Foundation, can be used as an opportunity to increase the income of the country..
Utomi told reporters at a recent press conference organized by the foundation in Lagos.
While noting that the business environment has been challenging due to COVID-19, Utomi noted that the fracturing of global supply chains has created a condition called accelerating inflation globally.
He added that the very first visit of the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, to Nigeria is auspicious and provides an opportunity for political and business leaders from Lagos and Abuja to provide a path like the one that Colombia has found.
Highlighting the essence of this year’s theme, Art of Living Foundation Founder Ravishankar said that since the world is very polarized, there is a need to unite everyone
He said: “We know sport can unite. We know that the economy can unite – because when it comes to business, everyone forgets their nationality and culture. Faith also unites, while the first and perhaps the most important is culture. Dance and music can also foster unity and that is what the 2022 Culture Festival seeks to achieve.”
The festival to be held in Lagos from 19th to 21st August 2022 is themed; Vibrant Africa: The rising beat and aims to build a compassionate and harmonious society by bringing the people of the world together in celebration.