AltBank Champions Arts and Culture at KABAFEST

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By Milcah Tanimu

The Alternative Bank has reiterated its commitment to driving cultural and artistic advancement, as demonstrated at the recent Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST). Garba Mohammed, the bank’s executive director, conveyed a message of goodwill, emphasizing the institution’s dedication to nurturing the creative sector and empowering artistic endeavors nationwide.

“The Alternative Bank takes pride in its support for the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival, aligning with our broader mission of fostering creativity and innovation in Nigeria. Through empowering the creative community, we aspire to inspire future generations and contribute to the cultural and economic growth of our nation,” stated Garba Mohammed.

As an advocate for innovation and creativity, The Alternative Bank aims to play a significant role in Nigeria’s literary landscape by providing support for local creatives to showcase their talents.

Mohammed highlighted that the collaboration with KABAFEST signifies the recognition of the pivotal role of providing a platform for creative minds to exhibit their talents and engage with a wider audience within the Nigerian literary sphere. Cultivating creativity and supporting the creative industry are focal points for The Alternative Bank.

Lola Shoneyin, the curator of KABAFEST, praised The Alternative Bank’s support for promoting cultural development in Kaduna State, transforming it into a vibrant hub of creativity.

Reflecting on the significance of literary festivals, Shoneyin emphasized the importance of dialogue and understanding in addressing societal issues and fostering tolerance and empathy.

Senator Uba Sani, the governor of Kaduna State, commended KABAFEST organizers for their five-year journey, which has positively impacted Kaduna State’s creative landscape.

The festival attendees enjoyed a diverse range of literary discussions, book chats, exhibitions, and performances, showcasing immense talent and cultural diversity in Kaduna state and northern Nigeria.

The Alternative Bank remains steadfast in its dedication to initiatives promoting education, culture, and the arts, aiming to create a lasting positive impact on communities throughout Nigeria.

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