Ahead of the inauguration of the creative industry’s sub-committees on the post-Covid-19 initiative, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe, has urged collaboration among industry stakeholders to make Nigeria Africa’s enviable cultural and tourism destination.
A list of 13 sub-units for the Post-Covid-19 Initiative Committee on the Creative Industry has been released by NCAC ahead of their virtual inauguration at 11am today, September 4, 2020.
The wide-range committees released by the initiative’s national secretariat include Tourism/Hospitality, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Writers and Publishers, Entertainment, Musicians, Motion Pictures, Exhibition Organisers, Fashion Industry, and Industry Reporters.
Others are Digital Marketing and Content Development, Institutional Representation and Creative Industry Finance Support Group.
Runsewe, who is also the chairman of the Central Working Committee, said the committees’ duties are to evaluate reports of the creative committee, and indicate peculiar sectoral challenges.
They are also to suggest immediate and long-term implementation designs, recommend action plans that will galvanise the sector to improve service delivery, and suggest tax relief and waivers that could benefit all stakeholders.
According to him, the committees’ virtual inauguration today will kick start the practical phase of the implementation agenda. He urged all hands on deck to deliver a brand new industry built on solid ground.
“We are doing our best from here, believing that the sub-committees captured all sectors and segments of the industry,” Runsewe said. “We therefore expect very well thought-out feedback and enjoin all those privileged to be members not to think themselves above others but work and behave as true representatives of the sectors listed.”