By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Runsewe, has inaugurated the Creative Industry Sub-Committees.
Otunba said the sub-committees were initiated because of the great hit occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic to the creative industry.
The 13 sub-committees under the National Creative Industry Committee were inaugurated via virtual zoom at the weekend.
Speaking at the occasion,Runsewe charged the heads of the committees to ensure that they leave no stone unturned in carrying out their assignments .
He added that efforts put in place are expected to stand the test of time with impact on not just the individual industries represented but as well the lives of operators in such sectors.
The all-inclusive Committees included; Tourism and Hospitality, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Writers and Publishers, Entertainment, Motion Pictures, Exhibition organizers, Fashion industry and Industry Reporters.
Others are; Digital marketing and Content development, Institutional Representation and Creative Industry Finance Support Group.
According him, the formal inauguration kick starts the practical phase of the implementation agenda.
“We are doing our best from here, believing that the sub-committees captured all sectors and segments of the industry including the physical challenged.
“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.
He stressed that all hands must be on deck to deliver a brand new industry built on solid grounds.
The DG called on the entire industry to appreciate this all important government intervention, and work together to make Nigeria an enviable Cultural and tourism destination in Africa.
He also assured the stakeholders that when any intervention is given by the the government, it will be shared across board.
Meanwhile, the 72 stakeholders who participated in the zoom programme appreciated NCAC DG for the wonderful initiative and wisdom.