Africa: Nigeria’s Arts and Culture sector generated N29bn in 3 Years – Runsewe

NCAC Runsewe

With a revenue generation of 29 billion naira from the Arts and culture sector in three years, the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has said the sector is well placed to raise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), of Nigeria.

According to dailytrust.com, Runsewe disclosed this at 13th International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo 2020 held in Abuja.

Runsewe said the sector had created jobs for the ordinary man, most especially indirect jobs.

He said in 10 years’ time, arts and culture would take the place of oil in the country as it would raise the Gross Domestic Product and boost the economy.

He said the INAC EXPO offered various opportunities for trade and investment with a view to boosting the economic and social development.

He noted that this was the first time a Nigerian craft was having a network with the whole world hence.

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Culture and Tourism, Ogbeide-Ihama Omoregie urged the Federal Government to invest in the sector.

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