The Federal Government wants to increase the GDP of the arts, culture, and creative economy sector to $100 billion by 2030 in order to generate 10% of the nation’s GDP, according to a statement made by Minister Hannatu Musawa on Tuesday.
Musawa stated that the government would endeavor to ensure a favorable climate that promotes growth and investment during the Art, Culture, and Creative Economy roundtable at the State House in Abuja.
“We are prepared to present our vision for the creative industry today; you might have caught a peek of it in the executive summary of our strategy plan that was released last month. Five important pillars form the foundation of our vision.
“We seek a favorable atmosphere that promotes investment and growth. We need a critical basis that allows all participants to participate equally. We want to convey to our people, investors, and the wider world that we are a business that is open for business by defending economic, intellectual, and creative rights.
We are dedicated to delving deeply into all facets of the creative industries, from the most exquisite pieces of art to the worlds of gaming and music. We want to fully utilize the ability of culture to inspire and bring people together.
“We have created a strong economic plan with the goal of generating millions of employment, backed by extensive initiatives for skill development. By 2030, we hope to increase sectorial GDP to an astounding $100 billion, contributing 10% of the nation’s GDP.
“Because we value the private sector, we are encouraging increased involvement and cooperation. Our emphasis has shifted from solely financing to offering an all-encompassing ecosystem of assistance to foster and magnify your creative endeavors and enterprises.
“Lastly, we have developed a brand that will serve as both our soft power project and our overarching strategic objective, Destination 2030, Nigeria Everywhere. Nigeria will become the world’s premier center for the arts, culture, and creative expression thanks to Destination 2030, Nigeria Everywhere, which will also highlight our artists and culture. Nigeria’s cultural influence ought to be felt across national boundaries, and we are dedicated to seeing that happen.
“Let us keep in mind that every single one of you, with your unique talent and enthusiasm, is an essential part of this narrative as we set off on this life-changing trip together. Nigeria will become the creative capital of the globe thanks to our combined efforts, which will also improve people’s lives and motivate future generations.