The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has declared his administration’s readiness to provide an enabling environment for the creative industry to thrive.
Adeleke made this declaration at the Afrotrad Festival held at Osogbo, highlighting plans by his government to leverage the creative sector to improve Osun’s economy.
This was contained in a statement by Adeleke’s spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, and made available to The PUNCH on Tuesday.
Adeleke, who identified the creative sector as one of the highest employers of labour in the world, promised to look into whatever that would promote the industry and unleash benefits for the youth.
He said, “Reasonably, the creative industry in Nigeria has become the major mainstay of the Nigerian economy. It is even pertinent to mention that the global acceptance and domination of our music and film industry today has further entrenched this domination,” he remarked.
“Let me assure you that the creative industry in Osun State will blossom through creative initiatives to drive growth and productivity in this sector.
“The PDP Government in Osun State is going to leverage the close affiliation of the creative industry and the tourism sector to increase our Internally Generated Revenue.
“Let me use the opportunity of this programme to inform youths and their parents that our Government will put in place, all those things that will help to facilitate the development of our youths.”
Top actors within the national and state entertainment industry attended the event.