Stakeholders Applauds Runsewe For Composition Of Sub-Committees On The Implementation Of Creative Industry
The all-inclusive composition of sub-Committees on the implementation of creative industry intervention by the Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has attracted commendations from stakeholders in the industry.
Otunba Runsewe who is the Chairman of Central Implementation Committee for Creative Industry inaugurated recently by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, rolled out a comprehensive list of sub-Committees to capture the entire gamut of the sector, with intent to address the needs and expectations of the players.
The 13 sub-Committees are drawn from culture and tourism, media industry, Hollywood, writers, travel professionals, tourist boat operators, hotels, resort owners, artistes, ICT, fashion designers and many others.
Unveiling the sub-Committees in a brief ceremony in Abuja, Runsewe stated that time had come for the industry to build bridges and work together for the speedy growth of the sector and to benefit Nigerian people.
He commended the minister for the selfless and committed service to the industry and for helping to reposition the industry by putting together the framework to address the immediate and future impact of COVID-19 on the industry.
The NCAC boss noted that the creative sector was very broad and massive in content and context hence the need to approach the implementation of post-COVID-19 interventions with all hands on deck in order to avoid rancour and divisive sentiments which could jeopardise the progressive intentions of the federal government and stall efforts to build a formidable and competitive industry.
Speaking on the initiative, President of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mrs. Susan Akporiare, shared in the vision behind the setting up the 13 sub-Committees, adding that it’s only Runsewe that has proven over the years to give answers to the many challenges confronting the industry in Nigeria.