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Culture minister appointed to AFREXIM Bank’s Advisory Group

Hannatu Musawa, Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

By Taiye Olayemi

Lagos, May 29, 2024

Hannatu Musawa, Minister of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, has been appointed to the Creative Africa Advisory Group (CAAG) of the African Export-Import (AFREXIM) Bank.

This is contained in a statement made available to the media by Musawa, through her media aide, Nneka Anibeze on Wednesday.

Musawa said that the appointment was announced in a letter by the President of the Board of Directors of AFREXIM Bank, Prof. Benedict Oramah who has recognised her dedication and contributions to the development of art and culture on the continent.

The letter reads: “It is my pleasure to officially extend to you, an appointment as a member of the Creative Africa Advisory Group (CAAG) of the African Export-Import Bank.

“This appointment signifies your valuable contributions to shaping the creative landscape within Africa and its Diaspora, as well as your commitment to advancing the creative and cultural industries.”

Expressing her delight, Musawa said that she was poised to provide strategic guidance and advocacy at the highest levels, to ensure that the objectives of the Creative Africa programme are met with resounding success.

“I am determined to grasp this opportunity to drive significant growth within Nigeria’s cultural and creative industries, further cementing Nigeria’s status as a global creative hub.

“By joining the CAAG, I reaffirm the ministry’s commitment to fostering a robust and dynamic creative sector that showcases Nigeria and Africa’s rich cultural heritage, developing a comprehensive ecosystem where Nigerian creatives can thrive.

“This collaboration promises to unlock new financing avenues, technical support, platforms and much more, that will invigorate the creative sector, facilitating cross-continental trade.

“This will ultimately usher in a new era of transformative success for the creative industry, thereby delivering on key aspects of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.”

The African Export-Import Bank is a multilateral financial institution established for the purposes of financing and promoting intra and extra-African trade.

Its shareholders comprise African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African financial institutions and private investors.

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