From the Federal Government's proposed-efforts at providing assistance for the art and culture sectors, visual artists will be represented by photographers, a list announced today suggests.
On Wednesday, the government announced a committee of industry professionals on the proposed stimulus for the creative industry.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed the list during a meeting with the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON.
The committee list include professionals in the music, comedy, Theatre and film sectors. Ali Baba, Bolanle Austen Peters, Charles Novia, Segun Arinze, Ali Jita, Baba Agba, Kene Okwuosa, Efe Omoregbe, and Prince Daniel Aboki have been listed.
Others listed in the committee from the film, theatre and music professions include Chioma Ude, Olumade Adesemowo, Dare Art Alade, Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim and Anita Eboigbe.
The list has no single visual artists. Perhaps, the government was unaware of the existence of visual artists in Nigeria.
The minister was quoted by Daily Post.ng as adding: “We are still expecting the representatives of the Fashion, Publishing, Photography as well as Hospitality and Travel sectors
"The Committee has four weeks from today to submit its report.”