The Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Ayomide Adeagbo said that Tinubu’s government has better plans for youths.
Adeagbo who stated this in an interview in Ibadan, stressed that any nation that wants to get to its peak must consider youth inclusiveness in politics and governance as crucial.
He urged Governors to replicate level of youth inclusiveness, adding that the right people should be put in the right position, according to The Nation.
He described creativity as ‘present day oil sector’, applauding Tinubu’s initiative in creating ministry for arts industry, saying it is a move towards diversification from oil sector.
He said arts, culture and creative ministry is ready to aid creatives nationwide through policymaking, facilitation and collaboration to favour their growth and healthy competition with their peers globally.
He hinted that the creative industry is a broad industry where tailors, chefs, carpenters and many others are considered creatives as much as writers, musicians and artists are.
“This government does not see the youths as a threat. We are all youths in APC government. We want to work with the youths. That is why Mr. President has appointed a number of youths. We have two brilliant ministers as our minister for youths. It has never happened before, having two ministers for the youth ministry. This government believes so much in youths, it is a youth-friendly government. It is our time as youths and we have to put ourselves right as youths.”