FG Set To Establish A World-Class National Museum And National Theatre In Abuja

Follow us on Social Media

Social sharing
20231215 224702

The Nigerian Federal Government plans to establish a National Museum and National Theatre in Abuja, as part of the Ministry of Art, Culture, and the Creative Economy’s effort to boost employment and contribute N100 billion to the nation’s GDP by 2030.

The Minister, Hannatu Musa Musawa, highlighted the ministry’s need for increased funding to achieve its objectives aligned with the Renewed Hope Agenda.

The Federal Government’s plans to establish a National Museum and a National Theatre in a creative city to be located in Abuja will help to create more employment to our teeming Youths.

The Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa, disclosed this when she presented the 2024 Appropriation Budget draft to the Senate Committee on Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

She stated that the establishment of the two edifices were top on the list of projects of the ministry, which is intended to create employment, not only for creatives but also for Nigerians in general.

The attainment of this objective, she noted, will be subject to the approval of 2024 appropriation budget by the Senate.

Musawa further stressed that the ministry has been grossly underfunded and appealed to the Senate Committee to upscale its allocation in the 2024 budget.

READ ALSO  NIGERIA FIRST LADY’S RENEWED HOPE INITIATIVE SUPPORTS WOMEN FARMERS. SAYS THEY SHOULD MAXIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE FOOD SUFFICIENCY

“The ministry has been grossly underfunded and we will be unable to achieve anything of significance without the right funding. The  potential of this ministry is astronomical if we tap into that so we would like to see what we can do at the legislative level to give the ministry the kind of funding and support that we require to achieve our vision within the roadmap, to be able to achieve the objectives of the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President,” Musawa said.

She asserted that in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ministry is aiming to contribute N100 billion to the nation’s GDP by 2030 and also to the establishment of major projects, which include the building of a National Theatre and National Museum in Abuja, among other projects.

She explained that the Creative Economy is important to the ministry’s core functions which include attracting foreign investment, cultural promotion and preservation, among others, in line with section 21 of the 1999 Constitution.

“We have set high Key Performance Indicators for the ministry and we are ready to hit the aspirational targets which we have set for ourselves.

This is a new ministry which is also trying to create jobs and in addition, establish an Intellectual Property Framework which will harness the culture and creativity of Nigeria.

READ ALSO  Tinubu directs NYSC, Ministry to include graduates for Service, Law School

This, therefore will require adequate financial provision,” Musawa stated.

-Princely Onyenwe reporting

For inquiries on this news contact 9News Nigeria @08036856526

Leave your comment on this post

THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED OF APC & TINUBU'S GOVERNMENT OVER NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

WATCH THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND KNOW THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES TO BLAME FOR NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, WHILE CITIZENS ENDURE SEVERE HARDSHIPS.

Watch this episode of ISSUES IN THE NEWS on 9News Nigeria featuring Peter Obi's Special Adviser, Dr Katch Ononuju, 9News Nigeria Publisher, Obinna Ejianya and Tinubu Support Group Leader, McHezekiah Eherechi

The economic crisis and hardship in Nigeria are parts of the discussion.


Watch, leave your comments, and share to create more awareness on this issue.


#9NewsNigeria #Nigeria #issuesInTheNews #politics #tinubu THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED ...
DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATES
#9newsnigeria #economia #economy #nigeria #government @9newsng
www.9newsng.com

Leave your comment

Click on the link below or Scan the QR Code to join the 9News Nigeria WhatsApp Channel

9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
About Princely Onyenwe 2450 Articles
Princely Onyenwe A seasoned Investigative Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, and Political Analyst, Currently Editor and News reporter with 9News Nigeria www.9newsng.com www.facebook.com/9newsng