Minister Announces Plans for National Theater and Museum in Abuja

Minister Announces Plans for National Theater and Museum in Abuja

Visionary Plans for Abuja’s Creative Hub

Hannatu Musawa, Minister of Art, Culture, and the Creative Economy, disclosed the ministry’s ambitious plans to construct a national theater and museum within Abuja’s designated “Creative City.”

Her announcement during a budget defense session at the Senate Committee on Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy outlined pivotal developments for Nigeria’s cultural and artistic landscape.

Budgetary Needs and National Objectives

Highlighting the critical need for adequate funding, Musawa emphasized the ministry’s underfunding, underscoring the necessity of robust financial support to achieve their visionary projects. She underscored the ministry’s role in contributing significantly to the nation’s GDP by 2030, aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

Significance of Creative Economy

Musawa underscored the pivotal role of the creative economy and the ministry’s responsibilities, aligning with constitutional mandates to attract foreign investment, preserve and promote cultural heritage, and create job opportunities.

Senate Collaboration and Ministerial Efforts

Senator Mohammed Onawo commended Musawa’s initiatives and stressed the importance of the budget review to facilitate effective execution of the ministry’s responsibilities. The senator emphasized the need for ongoing collaboration between the ministry and the Senate Committee.

Challenges and Commitment

Amid concerns about budgetary constraints, Senator Ede Dafinone questioned the feasibility of significant projects given the allocated resources. Musawa reiterated the ministry’s commitment to realizing its objectives despite financial limitations.

Conclusion: Nurturing Nigeria’s Cultural Resurgence

Hannatu Musawa’s announcements underscore the Nigerian government’s commitment to fostering cultural and artistic growth. Despite financial hurdles, the ministry remains resolute in its pursuit of establishing iconic cultural landmarks, paving the way for a vibrant and enriched creative landscape in Nigeria’s capital.

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