In a statement, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller, a member of the House of Representatives, has advised President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to increase the budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Information and Culture in the 2024 appropriation act, noting that Nigeria’s creative industry contributes significantly to the nation’s GDP and offers employment opportunities.
Peller emphasized the need for policy reforms to drive growth and development in the sector and attract investment opportunities.
Shina Peller, who represents Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola federal constituency in Oyo state, highlighted the global trend of the creative industry as a driver of employment, economic growth, innovation, and social cohesion.
He stressed the importance of optimizing the performance of Nigeria’s creative industry through increased budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Information and Culture in the upcoming 2024 Appropriation Act.
Peller also emphasized that the creative industry is the second largest employer of labor after agriculture, providing legitimate employment opportunities to the country’s youth population.
He urged the incoming administration to prioritize policy reforms that would propel the sector forward and attract investment opportunities, emphasizing the need for young and vibrant youths to be involved in driving growth and development in the creative industry.