Speech by The HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed during the Virtual Presentation of Report of the Post-COVID-19 initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry


Good morning ladies and gentlemen.

Permit me to start by most sincerely thanking all the members of the Post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry for a job well done!

2.   Before proceeding, I will like to crave your indulgence to read out all the names of the members of the committee, as a way of

personally thanking them:

i.     Ali Baba – (Chairman)

ii.     Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim – Vice Chairman

iii.    Bolanle Austen Peters

iv.    Charles Novia

v.     Segun Arinze

vi.    Ali Jita

vii.  Baba Agba

viii   Kene Okwuosa

ix    Efe Omoregbe

x.    Prince Daniel Aboki

xi.   Chioma Ude

xii.  Olumade Adesemowo –

xiii. Dare Art Alade

xiv. Oliver Enwonwu

xv. Alhaji Saleh Rabo

xvi.  Bala Hassan

xvii   Ali Nuhu

xviii   Tajudeen Owoyemi

xix. B.M. Dzukogi

xx. TY Bello

xxi. Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

XXII Anita Eboigbe – Secretary

Thank you all so much for your hard work, your commitment and your patriotism. This is a national assignment, and you have availed

yourselves creditably. You all deserve a standing ovation.

3.   Based on the feedback that I have received, I have no doubt that the report you have just submitted is a culmination of painstaking efforts by all of you, and will go a long way not just in aiding the recovery of the Creative Industry from the negative effects of the pandemic, but also in putting the industry on the right path to sustainable growth in the years ahead.

4.   The report, which is very rich and detailed, is also very timely, coming at a time that the Federal Government is looking more towards

the Creative Industry to help revamp the economy, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

5.   Let me assure you that we will study the report with the same seriousness that you employed in preparing it, with a view to ensuring its full implementation, within the realms of available resources.

6.   Once again, thank you all for your sacrifice and commitment. I look forward to working with you as we strive to give the Creative

Industry its pride of place

7.  Thank you all