The Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry has been inaugurated and Ali Baba, the ace comedian, is its Chairman.
While performing the virtual inauguration of the committee, recently, the Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed called on all members of the industry to support the committee in the interest of the industry.
Mohammed noted that the committee’s membership, as announced recently, had been expanded to include as many sectors as possible to ensure fair representation.
“However, while the committee cannot accommodate all members of the industry, it is certain that all members will benefit from its work. I, therefore, want to implore the entire industry to support this committee. This is no time for division. All hands must be on deck so the industry can rebound,” he said.
In his response, the chairman of the committee, Ali Baba, expressed the appreciation that the Creative Industry had finally gained its pride of place under this administration because of its huge contribution to the diversification of the nation’s economy.
The committee’s terms of reference covers assessing the expected impact of the pandemic on the industry in general, advising the government on how to mitigate job and revenue losses in the sector as well as to create succour for the industry small businesses, suggest the type of taxation and financing that is best for the industry at this time to encourage growth and advise the government on any other measure or measures that can be undertaken to support the industry.