The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; and his Borno State counterpart, Babagana Zulum, are among the high profile personalities expected from across the country and the Diaspora, to grace a novel arts exhibition to raise funds for internally displaced persons in the country.
The charity exhibition, which is tagged, Art for a Cause, will hold in Lagos from December 10 to 15, 2023.
The charity through art exhibition is the brainchild of a young female entrepreneur, Olasubomi Fagbewesa, who is concerned about the plights of IDPs in various camps in the country.
In a statement sent to Society Plus, Fagbewesa stated that the art exhibition aimed to raise funds from individuals, as well as corporate and government agencies, to assist the efforts of national and sub-national governments and international organisations to alleviate the sufferings of families living in the IDP camps, by providing medical care, food and other basic needs, especially for children and women, who are most impacted by insurgency and banditry.
Fagbewesa, who is one of the directors at The Creative Handlers Company, added that artworks by notable Nigerian artists, such as Bolaji Ogunwo, Mike Winter, Greg Onyeka and Dotun Makun, will be exhibited, and part of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the IDP camps in Borno State. This was even as she noted that the exhibition was the first of many other fundraising activities to come.
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