Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend stressed the need for the development on the nation’s entertainment sector for economic growth.
The duo who spoke at an event organised for entertainers and tagged “An Evening with the Vice President” held in Lagos re-emphasised the importance of the entertainment industry to Nigeria’s economic growth.
They assured that the sector would continue to enjoy support to maximize its potentials.
Osinbajo in his address reassured stakeholders in the entertainment industry of the Federal Government’s commitment to support them to enhance national growth and development, adding that they remain key players in the nation’s all round development and Government was not oblivious of it.
The Vice President said he had met frequently with entertainers with a view to developing policies around the industry for economy growth, revealing that the government decided to create Technology and Creativity Advisory Council to see how the government could move the industry forward through proper policies, especially on how to address the issue of piracy.
“No sensible politician can ignore entertainers; if you do, you do so at your own risk. Entertainers also cannot ignore politicians; it is impossible. If you do, you do so at your own peril.
“Already, there is a lot going on. Your industry has to respond to what is going on.
This industry is important and crucial to our economy.
“We must set up the environment that will make it happen. No environment is completely ready; whatever it is that we have at the moment, we have to make the maximum use of it to grow this industry,” he said.
In his remarks, Governor Ambode said the state had always been the hub for entertainers and would continue to support the industry to grow the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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