The embattled Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has unveiled an 8-point plan geared towards growth in Nigeria’s creative economy.
Musawa unveiled the 8-point plan, tagged ‘Destination 2030’ on Monday at the Art & Tech District in Abuja, Naija News reports.
She stated that the plan will actualise her vision of transforming Nigeria into Africa’s creative, cultural and entertainment capital and accelerate Nigeria’s development on a local and a global stage.
The minister said she would establish a creative economy advisory council with the aim of supporting the ministry with high-level strategic support.
Musawa added that she would also see to the retrieval of stolen national artefacts from abroad.
He said: “A strong creative and cultural economy is a key driver of growth and presents an opportunity to accelerate Nigeria’s development on a local and a global stage.
“The creative economy is an economy of ideas, an economy of innovation, and an economy of invention in the digital age.
“Our ambition is to elevate the Nigerian industries, comprising art, culture and creative industries, to rank among the top 20 globally in terms of GDP contribution, wealth creation, employment, and poverty reduction in line with the agenda 2050.
“Through innovative strategies, technological integration, and enhanced market access, our target is to increase the value of sectoral outputs by 50%, in line with the 2021 to 2025 national development plan.”
The minister promised to set up creative hubs, a Nigeria cultural expo, a national entertainment centre, a national art gallery, innovative publishing partnerships and a gaming sandbox project.
She noted that her ministry would provide the tools needed to accelerate growth across all creative economy sectors and see to the preservation and sustainability of Nigeria’s cultural heritage.
She added: “Under the renewed hope agenda of the presidency, we will provide the tools needed to accelerate growth across all creative economy sectors.
“We will deliver job opportunities and foster foreign partnerships and local collaborations that proudly exhibit our rich and unique national identity on a local and global stage, and we will elevate our nation’s economic standing.
“We have multiple initiatives and projects planned, such as creative hubs, a Nigeria cultural expo, a national entertainment centre, a national art gallery, innovative publishing partnerships and a gaming sandbox project.
“We are building a global standard film festival, a culinary academy led by a Michelin star chef and a fashion foundry.”
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