Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has given avowed commitment for a diligent implementation of the post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee recommendations for the Creative Industry.
Receiving the report in Abuja on Friday at a virtual meeting, the minister said: “Let me assure you that we will study the report with the same seriousness that you employed in preparing it with a view to ensuring its full implementation within the realms of available resources.
“I thank you all for your sacrifice and commitment. I look forward to working with you as we strive to give the Creative Industry its pride of place.”
Mohammed, who described the report as very rich, detailed and very timely, said it came at a time that the Federal Government was looking more towards the Creative Industry to help revamp the economy, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Based on the feedback that I have received, I have no doubt that the report you have just submitted is a culmination of painstaking efforts by all of you.
“It will go a long way not just in aiding the recovery of the Creative Industry from the negative effects of the pandemic, but also in putting the industry on the right path to sustainable growth in the years ahead,” he said in a statement.
It was signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture and emailed to PerSecondnews.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Committee and ace comedian, Ali Baba, thanked the Minister for the opportunity given to him and his members to serve the nation, and assured that the report is a reflection of all the views of all the players in the nation’s Creative Industry.
The Committee, which was inaugurated by the Minister on 19 May 2020, comprised Ali Baba (Chairman); Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim (Vice Chairman); Bolanle Austen Peters; Charles Novia; Segun Arinze; Ali Jita; Baba Agba; Kene Okwuosa; Efe Omoregbe and Prince Daniel.
Others are Aboki; Chioma Ude; Olumade Adesemowo; Dare Art Alade; Oliver Enwonwu; Alhaji Saleh Rabo; Bala Hassan; Ali Nuhu; Tajudeen Owoyemi; B.M. Dzukogi; TY Bello; Lanre Da Silva Ajayi and Anita Eboigbe (Secretary).