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Shettima, Culture Minister Back Public, Private Partnership In Creative Industry

Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, and the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa have backed efforts to ensure public-private partnerships in the creative sector.

According to a statement signed by the aide of the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy on Music and Film, Baba Agba, and made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, the culture ministry is set to host a symposium to further advance discussions on public-private partnerships in the creative industry.

The symposium themed: ‘A Creative Industry Intervention,’ the statement said will address public-private partnerships, heritage preservation, global cultural impact and training opportunities within the creative sector.

The statement noted further that, Vice President, Kashim Shettima will be the chief host of the symposium, adding that the event aims to help unite key industry players and also facilitate the formulation of initiatives that could boost Nigeria’s creative economy.

“The gathering will address public-private partnerships, heritage preservation, global cultural impact and training opportunities within the creative sector.

“The event, which is expected to catalyze actions that contribute significantly to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product and create employment opportunities for the country’s talented youth, is supported by strategic partners in Nigeria’s private sector,” Agba said.

According to reports, Musawa had declared Nigeria’s support for the creative industry noting that the nation is setting its sights on becoming the epicenter of creativity and culture in Africa.

The minister noted that the nation’s creative prospect has caught the attention of the world, adding that President Tinubu’s transformative agenda includes nurturing this valuable asset with the launch of “Destination 2030”.

She noted that all sectors of the creative industry, from literature and music to film, design, visual arts, and heritage, will be united with a shared vision.

“Nigeria sits at an inflection point where our global cultural impact is at an all-time high, combined with a new progressive administration. The time is now to support the talent and institutions that power the cultural, entertainment, and creative economy,” Musawa said.

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