Atiku Abubakar has vowed to pay close attention to the creative industry and assist the sector to bring in more funds for development.
Atiku said, “I’m totally supportive of the industry to make it a big supplier of prosperity in the country. I’m also committed to appointing industry professionals within you to head relevant agencies that concern you such as the copyright agency, and the National Film and Video Censors Board.
“Of course, it goes without saying that if we want to promote this industry, we have to make sure you have access to funding, whether from the government or private sector. This industry has the capacity to make billions of dollars in income.”
Peter Obi also promised to take the creative industry to greater heights.
“I want you to look at the background and the brand of who is promising you things. If you look at the candidates, the only one that comes from the private sector is Atiku. He understands business and finance. The creative industry is the second biggest in terms of production but when it comes to revenue, they are not up to top 50. But we would work towards making you the top 10. If there’s anybody who can promise and deliver, it is Candidate Abubakar,” he said.