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New CBAAC DG tasks staff on dedication, teamwork

Aisha Augie, newly appointed Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), has urged members of staff to be dedicated to duty and employ teamwork.


Augie made the call on Monday in Lagos at a meeting with her predecessor, Chief Oluwabunmi Amao, and other members of staff.


She said that being dedicated to one’s duty and teamwork would spur progress and enable the centre to actualize its mandate.


Augie appreciated Amao for her support and for ensuring a smooth transition, and she promised to build on the achievements she recorded.


“My administration will deploy innovative ways to bolster the programmes of the centre in order to deliver on its mandate, in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu.”


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Augie, an ace photographer and artist, was appointed as the Director-General, CBAAC, by President Bola Tinubu on Jan. 12.


She is an indigene of Kebbi and a graduate of Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Kaduna State.


Her academic pursuits are complemented by certifications in digital filmmaking from the New York Film Academy and curating contemporary art exhibitions from the Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK.


She is an acclaimed, multi-award-winning Nigerian photographer, filmmaker, and artist known for her exceptional contributions to the arts, culture, and creative industries.


In 2011, she was named Creative Artist of the Year at the Future Awards.


She also won the Sisterhood Photographer of the Year Award in 2014.

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In the same year, she emerged as the winner of the British Council “Through-My-Eyes Competition.”.


Before her career in the arts, Augie served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Kebbi, focusing on new media strategies. (NAN)

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