The event was held along with public presentation of a pictorial book by Bayo Omoboriowo, titled “Buhari A New Beginning”.
The book launch with the theme: “Creative Youth as Drivers of the Change Agenda”, featured youth conversation, discussion session where seven selected youths exchanged ideas with the President on issues relating to creative industry.
During his speech, President Buhari promised that his administration will improve funding of creative industry in the 2017 budget in order to boost employment opportunities.
The President said the improved allocation will provide the requisite infrastructure for rapid transformation of the creative industry in the country.
He said the fund would be channeled through the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
The President said steps would be taken by his administration to tackle the menace of piracy across the country and other challenges facing the country.
He called on the youths to partner with the administration in its efforts to diversify the economy and ensure a corrupt-free society.
According to NAN report, during the interactive session, selected youths highlighted contributions of creative industry to socio-cultural and economic development as well as challenges facing the sector.
Among the youths at the event were Cobham Asuquo, a multi talented Artist, Aderele Shonarewo, an Arts Curator, Ishaq Sidi Ishaq, an Actor and Film Director with Kannywood and a fashion designer, Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi.
Other dignitaries that attended the event included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, some governors, traditional rulers, business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and many other personalities.
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