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Nigeria’s Arts, Culture & Tourism icon Otunba Runsewe loses mum

Nigeria’s Arts, Culture & Tourism icon, Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has lost his mother.

Otunba Runsewe announced the passing away of his mother Mrs. Felicia Adesola Runsewe (nee Adesmosun) aged 94years, today, October 17, 2020 in a press release.

According to the release, late Mrs. Felicia Runsewe, fondly called “Mama Kaduna” lived and worked in Kaduna State as a prosperous business woman for about 60 years before retiring to live in Lagos where she passed on in the early hours of Saturday, October 17, 2020.

“Mama Kaduna” started her career with Kingsway Stores, Kaduna before going into private business which endeared her to clients and neighbors, hence the name “Mama Kaduna”.

She is survived by three children: Ojafolarin Runsewe (deceased), Otunba Segun Runsewe and Mrs. Mopelola  Ayanfalu,  grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Before his appointment as Director-General of National Council for Arts & Culture, Otunba Runsewe was the D.G, National Tourism & Development Corporation (NTDC). According ThisDay newspaper, “…Runsewe’s first outing as NTDC boss was revolutionary. He worked round the clock including Saturdays, when his fellow DG’s were at parties.”

Date for the burial will be announced later, said the release.



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