The Federal Government of Nigeria through the state owned Bank of Industry (BOI) has approved a facility of about N7bn accessible to creative in other to help boost the industry.
Speaking at the recent Greeners Business-to-Business Annual National Economic Dialogue 2020 held recently, the representative of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr Armstrong Takang (Special Adviser ICT); the fund among other things was approved to a creative group of 35 firms in content production, content distribution, production equipment, digital transmission equipment among others.
According to him, in order to continue to build capacities among Nigerian youths, the N-Power Creative program was created to train and develop 5,000 young creative talents. The strategy is to put the creative industry on the global radar as exporters of world-class services and content.
He further disclosed that the beneficiaries were trained and certified in Animation, Graphic Design, Post-production and Script Writing. All beneficiaries received computing devices that enabled them to master their skills during and after the training.