All necessary arrangements have been completed for the maiden edition of Katsina Book and Arts Festival.
Briefing journalists on the events, the Convener, Malam Lukman Umar Kankia said the Katsina Book and Arts Festival tagged “KTFest 2019”.would be a Three – day – programme of Arts and Book focused events.
Malam Umar Kankia said the programme which would take place in Katsina on July 12 – 14 2019 would includes book chats, panel discussions, performance’s and art exhibition with Nigerian writers and thinkers.
Malam Kankia explained that, the maiden edition would featured up to 40 guests that comprises writers, poets,actors, musicians,artists and film makers.
According to him, the aim of the Festival was to ” change the way the World sees Northern Nigeria and to boost access to literacy and reading, to reignite a passion for arts and culture in Katsina state,to create more safe spaces where cultural and literary enthusiasts can gather to dialogue about books, culture and ideas.”
Malam Lukman Umar Kankia said Secretary to Katsina State Government, Dr Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa would Chair the occasion while former Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund’s (PTDF),Engineer Muttaqha Rabe Darma would be the Chief host.
He appealed to the State Government, relevant agencies, corporate bodies, members of the press and philanthropists to assist for actualization of the events.