Mrs. Ganiat Atekola, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, recently initiated a significant engagement with stakeholders from the Creative and Film Industry.
This strategic meeting aimed to foster stronger collaboration and communication channels among the Ministry, the Film and Censor Board, and the various stakeholders within the industry.
Recognizing the Economic Value
During the event, held at the State Treasury Office Resource Centre in Alausa, Mrs. Atekola underscored the vital role played by the creative industry in Lagos State’s economy.
She acknowledged the industry’s significant contributors, which include actors, producers, and distributors.
Their collective efforts have a tangible impact on the state’s economic landscape, making them valuable assets to be cultivated and supported.
Embracing Growth Opportunities
Mrs. Atekola emphasized the importance of industry professionals embracing initiatives like the Lagos Film Fund.
This initiative is designed to empower and enhance the skills of filmmakers, providing them with valuable resources to further develop their craft.
Additionally, she expressed her optimism about the ongoing Lagos Film City project, a visionary endeavor intended to provide comprehensive infrastructure for various creative industry segments.
Partners in Progress
In the spirit of the #Greater Lagos Rising vision championed by the present administration, the Permanent Secretary called upon everyone within the industry to become proactive partners in realizing this vision.
The collaborative efforts of all stakeholders are seen as pivotal in driving the growth and prosperity of Lagos State.
Responding on behalf of the industry’s stakeholders, Mr. Tade Ogidan, a veteran with extensive experience in the field, expressed gratitude to the State Government for consistently seeking the input and involvement of industry professionals.
This ongoing engagement signifies a commitment to advancing the creative industry and ensuring its continued success.
The meeting between the Permanent Secretary and the creative industry stakeholders highlights the government’s recognition of the sector’s significance and its potential for growth.
The emphasis on collaboration, skill enhancement, and infrastructure development demonstrates a proactive approach to nurturing and expanding the creative and film industry in Lagos State.
Such initiatives have the potential to not only boost the local economy but also elevate the cultural and artistic landscape of the region.
It is a promising step towards a more vibrant and prosperous creative sector in Lagos.