President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration will improve funding of creative industry in the 2017 Budget in order to boost employment opportunities.
The President made the pledge in Abuja during the public presentation of a pictorial book titled: “Buhari A New Beginning,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The book launch with the theme: “Creative Youth as Drivers of the Change Agenda,” featured youth conversation, discussion session where seven selected youths exchanged ideas with the President on issues relating to creative industry.
Buhari said the improved allocation will provide the requisite infrastructure for rapid transformation of the creative industry in the country.
He said the fund would be channelled through the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
President Buhari said steps would be taken by his administration to tackle the menace of piracy and other challenges facing the country.
He urged the youths to partner with the administration in its efforts to diversify the economy and ensure a corrupt-free society.