Shettima laments previous government's neglect of creative industries

Vice President Kassim Shettima apologized to creators and those in the entertainment industry for what he said was a disregard for the sector.

However, he assured that the Tinubu administration is ready to ensure a more inclusive and prosperous future for the country’s creative economy.

The Vice President addressed key players and stakeholders of the country’s creative and entertainment industry at the “Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Roundtable”, an intervention on the creative industries organized by the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy at the banquet hall. He gave this assurance while speaking. Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Shettima said: “Ladies and gentlemen, this roundtable is a way for us to reflect and recommit to fostering an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and inclusivity. , we recognize now more than ever the need to empower the best talent and harness the unlimited potential hidden within Nigeria’s diverse cultural tapestry.

“This roundtable discussion is not just about setting the course for us to celebrate past achievements; it is about paving the way to a brighter, more inclusive and prosperous future for Nigeria’s creative economy. For us, because these synergies will ensure we continue to rise to greater heights and cement Nigeria’s rightful place as Africa’s unparalleled creative powerhouse.”

The Vice President told industry players and key stakeholders that the Tinubu administration intends to deliver on its promise to transform Nigeria’s creative industries into an important part of the global economy.

“Thankfully, the president is the architect of the entertainment capital of this country, and there’s a reason the industry calls him a ‘city boy.’ President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not only a cosmopolitan and a man of arts and culture who is attuned to the realities of the industry, but also recognizes that the industry is an important part of the global economy. ”


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