AHMED SODANGI IS NEW
Ahmed Sodangi has been
appointed as the new Director General, National Gallery of Art (NGA). He
replaces Ebeten William Ivara, who came on board on September 1, 2020.
Sodangi, who holds a Master’s
Degree in Management and International Business from the prestigious Birmingham
City University, United Kingdom and Bachelor’s in Business Management (American
University of Nigeria), comes with a robust experience from the private sector
which would be deployed in repositioning NGA.
The new helmsman, was at
various times with IZMM Global Aviation, Millennial Traders Nigeria Ltd., and
lately, Bank of Industry (BOI). He has veritable skill sets in Management,
Strategic Planning, Leadership, Team Building and Negotiation among others which
are essential in his current role of piloting NGA in its core mandate of
Promotion, Propagation and Advancement of visual arts in Nigeria and beyond.
It is instructive to note that
Bank of Industry, where he worked last, had been consistent in sponsorship of
Visual Arts in the country. During Olympics 2012, in London, for instance, the
bank showcased works of Nigerian artists on Highbrow Cox Street for six weeks!
The same year, the bank equally sponsored a major art exhibition in Delta
State, tagged, Togetherness, in Asaba, the State capital on the sidelines of
South-South summit, which featured works of top artists. Bank of Industry
acquired the works.
Ahmed Sodangi’s appointment
promises a new dawn for NGA and visual arts in Nigeria and across the world.
From: Information Services Department