By Moses Ebosele –
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has reiterated resolve to partner the British Council and Tony Elumelu Foundation as part of measures to enhance capacity building initiative of culture and tourism managers.
Speaking in London after watching the London Edition of musical extravaganza, ‘WakaaThe Musical,’ Mohammed said: “this production can be ranked high anywhere in the world. There is no dull moment in the entire package”
Besides, he urged investors to support the Nigerian Creative Industry in order to boost the sector
According to him, ”We must find a way to promote the sector and I am using this
opportunity to appeal to the private sector to invest heavily to give the sector the desired muscle, as this drama has brought to the fore the quantum of potentials that can be tapped.”
He said: “This administration is diversifying the economy away from oil which, for many years, has been the mainstay of ou reconomy.
culture and tourism sectors. This is why we in the Ministry of Information and Culture are working hard to move these sectors from the margins to the mainstream, and ensure that the rural
poor, in particular, are factored into the sector’s architecture.”