The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) has announced that its election at the 2021 National Delegates Convention will be digital.
The convention will happen in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, from September 16 to 18 will be digital.
The election of new executives to pilot the body’s affairs for the next three years on September 18 is one of the conference’s activities alongside the inauguration of fellows and the 30th anniversary.
NANTAP explained that it opted for a digital election overseen by Chams Plc to address the challenges posed by Covid-19 and ensure an all-inclusive process.
“This is a necessary step to take at a time like this. The world is changing every passing day, and the creative sector has always been a pacesetter. We are happy with this partnership with Chams Nigeria Plc. It avails us that opportunity to carry all of our members, within and all over the world, along with our activities, especially the electoral process”, NANTAP president, Israel Eboh, disclosed.
He added that considering the new normal and that not all members would be able to make it to Ekiti, the digital election is the best way to go.
Eboh said, “I could not hide my excitement at this possibilities at a time in our national life when we are still deliberating whether elections should happen manually or digitally. Chams Plc. is an authority in this field, and we are today benefitting from their expertise as a partner for the 2021 National Delegates Convention.”