Hannatu Musawa, has said that her immediate plans is to create a national song for the Nigeria brand. She also made it know to the journalist based on her assumption of duty at the Ministry, Secretaries on Tuesday in Abuja. The new Minister who was accept by coordinating Permanent Secretary of Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe and other staff members, said they will lead the charge to export Nigeria to the international stage.
Musawa promised that the new Ministry would plough revenue into the coffers of the Federal Government, adding that the 250 diverse cultures of Nigerians would be patronized by the Ministry to nurture unity which has been lost in recent years.
She said: “Apart from the potential of generating revenue into the nation, revenue that will be put back into the system that will benefit Nigerians in all the sphere, we can use this ministry to nurture unity of the nation that our forefathers like Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sardauna, Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe and the rest bequeathed to us.
While expressing excitement for being the pioneer Minister of the new Ministry, she noted that President Tinubu had tasked them to discharge their responsibilities in the interest of Nigerians.
She said the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy was carved out of the Federal Ministry of Information to enable specialization of the three areas.
She said: “I am very pleased to be here today; of course, yesterday we had our meeting or a press conference with the Permanent Secretary and with the full house. As the Permanent Secretary said, we are like a triple Ministry fused into one.
Of Course, the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism was merged with the Ministry of Information in the past to become the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and in the wisdom of Mr President, it was divided into three to allow us each to be able to specialize in those areas.
“Nigeria, as a nation at this point, is really on the escarpment of greatness. We are already a great nation, and the whole world is looking up to us to see if Nigeria is able to export our culture, our arts and entertainment to the world stage.
“I think by giving us this ministry, it gives us an opportunity to tap into that space in a way it will completely change the narrative of Nigeria in order to cultivate our culture and our heritage to showcase who we really are as a people.”