Nigeria’s Govt Promises To Invest In Animation Sector
The Nigerian Government has pledged to invest in the animation sector and other creative industries to create jobs for the youth, boost the nation’s GDP and achieve economic growth.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this promise at the end of a four week-training for youths who had participated in the N-Creative programme that was held in Benin.
The N-Creative is a social investment programme designed to empower Nigerian youth for prosperity.
The Vice President said that the total value of the international animation industry had been 259 billion dollars in 2018 and was projected to reach approximately 270 billion dollars in 2020 noting that Nigeria needed to benefit from such investment.
He said that animations are used in gaming, film production, adverts, e-learning and 3D visualization and would be lucrative for businesses and the workforce.
He explained that in order for the animation sector to thrive, Nigeria needed a combination of creative minds and creative enterprises on a scale that would make a significant impact on the national and global space.
Osinbajo added that the N-Creative programme would stimulate innovative and creative skills in young Nigerians in the studio environment and animations.
He said that it would also boost other relevant skills and connect them to already established animators to produce educational and creative content.