Authorities of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos on Tuesday, honoured 12 alumni of its School of Art, Design and Printing for their outstanding performances in the art industry, authorities.

According to sources, the award would be a big boost to attract youths to embracing art industry, which is showing positive contribution to the nation’s GDP.

Despite a contraction in Nigeria’s second quarter GDP, activity in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector contributed 0.26 per cent, a rise from the 0.24 percent in the second quarter of 2015.

The alumni are Olumide Oresegun, Abass Kelani, Folami Rasaq, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Ngozi Schommers and Taiye Idahor.

Others include Richardson Ovbiebor, John Adeyemo, Sonde Ibukun, Stanley Ohikhvare, Ayodeji Balogun and Soji Kuforiji.

The awardees displayed several genre of articulation at the maiden edition of the Home Coming Exhibition holding from Oct. 31 to Nov. 30 at the Yaba Art School.