Ali Baba’s committee submits report on post-COVID-19 initiatives to Lai Mohammed

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has received the report of the Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry, with a pledge to ensure diligent implementation of the recommendations within the realms of available resources.

Mohammed received the report at a virtual meeting on Friday.

He said: “Let me assure you that we will study the report with the same seriousness that you employed in preparing it, with a view to ensuring its full implementation, within the realms of available resources.

“I thank you all for your sacrifice and commitment. I look forward to working with you as we strive to give the creative industry its pride of place.”

Mohammed said the report, which he described as “very rich and detailed”, is also very timely, coming at a time that the Federal Government is looking more towards the creative industry to help revamp the economy, in the wake of the pandemic.

In his remarks, chairman of the committee and ace comedian, Ali Baba, thanked the minister for the opportunity given them to serve the nation, and assured that the report is a reflection of the views of all the players in the nation’s creative industry.

The committee, which was inaugurated by the minister on May 19, comprised the following members: Ali Baba (chairman), Sa’a Ibrahim (vice-chairman), Anita Eboigbe (secretary), Bolanle Austen-Peters, Charles Novia, Segun Arinze, Ali Jita, Baba Agba, Kene Okwuosa, Efe Omoregbe, Daniel Aboki, Chioma Ude and Olumade Adesemowo.

Others are Dare Art Alade, Oliver Enwonwu, Saleh Rabo, Bala Hassan, Ali Nuhu, Tajudeen Owoyemi, B.M. Dzukogi, TY Bello and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.