The third General Assembly of Arterial Network in Nigeria made headlines in virtually every national newspaper around the country as soon as the result of the National Steering Committee elections was announced. CORA/AN Nigeria was not alone in celebrating the emergence of a new leadership as national newspapers splashed the happy event across their pages in the second week of September. From The Guardian and The Punch to Daily Trust and Asiri Magazine, the election of CORA/AN Steering Committee was prominent in the news.
Reacting to the news, some prominent members of the Network and key stakeholders in the Nigerian culture sector expressed their happiness while congratulating the new leaders. ‘’It’s a wonderful experience being a member of this marvelous international art body. We had an election like real artistes and in one spirit. I am doubly sure this set of seasoned professionals shall bring their immeasurable experiences in the world of art to bear for the growth and success of our dear ARTERIAL. I wish the new executives and the entire members the very best now and always.’’ – Afolabi Ogunjobi, Lagos-based award-winning musical video director.
‘’Our hearty congratulations to the newly elected Arterial Network officials. Wishing them a very successful tenure.’’ – Olabode Moses, award-winning playwright and theatre director based in Kaduna, Northwestern Nigeria
‘’ Congratulations to everyone. They all look healthy now. Do not make them lean at the end of their tenure!!! Long live CORA/Arterial Network Nigeria.’’ – Iyabo Aboaba, Chief Operating Officer, Freedom Park, Lagos
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