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GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU REAFFIRMS HIS ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT FOR CREATIVITY

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Governor Sanwo Olu has reaffirmed his administration’s support for creative professionals to compete favorably with their global counterparts in directing, acting, cinematography, and all aspects of film production from script to screen.

On Tuesday in Lagos, the Governor said this while speaking to a group of government-sponsored trainees in partnership with Del-York Academy.

He clarified that the creative sector’s investment in human capital growth aims to provide beneficiaries with world-class creative visibility.

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Governor Sanwo-olu, who attended the event remotely, said that Mr. Linus Idahosa’s Del-York Academy posed a compelling need for the collaboration because it is a serious organization with a top-notch faculty for the students.

“I am confident that this is a journey that all of you will enjoy and that will open up the entire world into your palms, a journey that will make you a globally competitive creative professional,” he said.

The Governor used the occasion to announce that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will be launching a number of new products to assist the Creative, Entertainment, and Tourism sectors of the industry, in addition to continuing funding for practitioners in the field.

Sanwo-Olu assured trainees that they would be monitored to ensure that the course content would provide them with the knowledge they needed to become global players.

Mrs. Akinbile Yusuf, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, lamented that too many African-themed films are shot outside the continent, out of reach of Africans, who should be the primary beneficiaries of the associated economics of these productions.

She explained that the Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative (LACI) aims to make Lagos the entertainment and creative industry capital of Africa, as well as the continent’s undisputed center for outsourcing creative talent.

Linus Idahosa, President of Delyork Academy, praised the current administration’s vision for investing in the creative sector, saying that the Governor is forward-thinking and very futuristic in his administration.

“We believe that Lagos State can become the human capital and base for the creative industry across the country, and we believe that the seed has been sown among the students being sponsored today,” he said.

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