It was supposed to be a simple Children’s Day event, but, it turned out to a salad bowl of theatre, poetry, music and, intellectually, stimulating and spirit-enriching outing when, on Tuesday, May 27, the Centre for Blacks and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) hosted a one-day inter-secondary schools debate, with the theme ‘Can Culture Be Used To Fight Corruption?’ to mark this year’s International Children’s Day at the Cinema Hall 1 of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
At hand to represent Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, was Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, Permanent Secretary in the ministry. Various artistes were also present to thrill the audience with their various performances. As early as 10:30am, the excited students, led by their teachers, had started arrivIMG at the venue.
The event kicked off with a special documentary film which showed the CBAAC Director-General, Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe, interviewing some prominent traditional rulers across the country on how to fight corruption with culture.