The Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the creative industry is a major driver for revenue and tourism and should be given the support it needs to develop.
Speaking during the unveiling of the GAC Motor’s GS4 car in Lagos on Monday 12th December, he said that he was especially proud of the Nigeria’s creative industry.
“I’m very proud to be here today especially knowing the contribution of the GAC Motors in the area of culture, especially in the area of the creative industry and I wish them many more years of collaboration,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed lauded GAC Motor for their innovation and creativity, adding that he admired the company’s commitment to the development of the creative industry in Nigeria. He commended the Chairman of CIG Motors’ sole distributor of GAC Motor in Nigeria, Chief Diana Chan for her generous donations to the promotion of Arts & Culture in Nigeria and called on the Nigerian people to embrace the GAC Motor range of cars.
He further added that we should do more as a nation to teach our youth about our history and culture.
“It is important that we must let our youth understand from a very early stage that a person without a culture is a person without a history, and a person without a history cannot have any future,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed was joined at the launch by the General Manager of GAC Motors Yu Jun, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, the Oludo of Ido Oba Adeen Adedapo Aderemi, the Chinese Consul General Chao Xiaoliang and more dignitaries.