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Ekiti creative industry gets N20m to boost sector

The Ekiti State Government has injected N20 million into the creative industry to expand their businesses and make impact in the lives of the people.…

The Ekiti State Government has injected N20 million into the creative industry to expand their businesses and make impact in the lives of the people.

Governor Biodun Oyebanji, while presenting letters of award to the beneficiaries, said the fund was a watershed in the efforts of his administration to ensure the shared prosperity of the 2024 edition of arts endowment fund for the creative industry in the state.

Oyebanji noted that the state was the first in the country to have implemented the law on Endowment Fund for the creative sector, which according to him, was enacted in 1989 during the General Ibrahim Babangida regime.

The Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare, in his welcome address, said the endowment fund was designed to help those in the creative industries build their careers.

 

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