The Minister of Art, Culture, and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has sought the support of the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, in providing strategies for the promotion and preservation of literary art in the country.

Musawa, who paid a courtesy visit to the playwright at the weekend, said the sector needed to tap into the wealth of experience of Soyinka in promoting the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria.

“It is an honour to share my vision for the development of the arts, culture, and creative economy with the Nobel laureate. The purpose of this visit is to invite you to share your invaluable experience with us, including insights, guidance, and advice on how to add to the development of literary arts in the country.

“This is the first time that we are having a ministry created specifically for this sector which is the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy. Nigeria has a huge cultural content including music, films, fashion and literary arts of which our priorities include the preservation of literary works. This, we intend carrying out by formulating policies that will ward off piracy and plagiarism,” a statement by the minister’s media aide, Nneka Anibeze, quoted her to have told Soyinka.

The minister noted that “Nigeria boasts of great writers like Soyinka, the late Prof. Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie, Prof. Okey Ndibe and many others”.

March 11, 2024

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