President Tinubu Appoints New Leadership to Drive Art, Culture, and Creative Economy

President Bola Tinubu has taken a significant step towards revitalizing the nation’s art, culture, and creative economy sector by approving the appointment of eleven seasoned professionals as Chief Executive Officers for key agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy.

The newly appointed CEOs are expected to bring their wealth of experience and expertise to drive the growth and development of their respective agencies. President Tinubu emphasized the importance of infusing new leadership to elevate the creative sector to greater heights and position it as a driving force in Nigeria’s economic landscape.

The appointees and their respective positions are as follows:

  • Tola Akerele — Director-General, National Theatre
  • Dr. Shaibu Husseini — Director-General, National Films and Censors Board
  • Mr. Obi Asika — Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture
  • Aisha Adamu Augie — Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture
  • Ekpolador-Ebi Koinyan — Chief Conservator, National War Museum
  • Ahmed Sodangi — Director-General, National Gallery of Art
  • Chaliya Shagaya — Director-General, National Institute of Archaeology and Museums Studies
  • Hajiya Khaltume Bulama Gana — Artistic Director, National Troupe of Nigeria
  • Otunba Biodun Ajiboye — Director-General, National Institute for Cultural Orientation
  • Ali Nuhu — Managing-Director, Nigerian Film Corporation
  • Ramatu Abonbo Mohammed — Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments

President Tinubu charged the appointees to carry out their duties with the utmost professionalism, diligence, and patriotism. The mandate emphasizes the need to enhance the vibrancy and robustness of the creative sector, recognizing its pivotal role in national development.

The President expressed confidence in the newly appointed leaders, urging them to implement innovative strategies that will not only showcase the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria but also contribute significantly to the nation’s economy.




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