The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to develop the entire creative industry to create more job opportunities and boost the nation’s security.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known to State House correspondents after presenting a portrait of the Argungu Fishing Festival to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The minister said he was in the villa to make a presentation of a portrait of the Argungu Festival to President Buhari.
He said the portrait he delivered to the President, which depicts about 30,000 fishermen who participated in the Argungu Fishing Festival this year, could attract foreign investors to further enhance tourism.
Allah Lai Mohammed also reiterated the federal government’s determination to assist the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) in addressing the difficulties being experienced by its members due to the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic.
He disclosed that his ministry had earlier met with the leadership of NPAN over the matter, saying that the association should come forward with a submission on how government could help in addressing its challenges.
According to him, the government had already offered similar relief packages to operators of the broadcast industry in the country.