The Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Hajia Hannatu Musawa has appointed a former House of Representatives aspirant from Kwara, Mr Abiola Abdulkareem as the Special Adviser on Civil Service Affairs.
Abdulkareem in a statement on Monday in Abuja said he will do all within his power not to negate the vision and aspiration of the minister.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Abdulkareem contested the House of Reps primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-ero Federal Constituency of Kwara in 2022.
He said he was ready to serve the minister and ultimately the country, adding that it was a huge responsibility to be part of President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda.
He promised to key into the dreams and visions of the administration, stating that he would collaborate with civil servants to ensure the country profits from the new ministry.
He said the creative economy would be used to drive jobs, revenue, community resources and cultural engagement that would help the country to shift from an oil dependent economy.
According to him, the creative economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors and this is why the president decided to give it to a woman who is focused and with the energy to get the job done.
He said he will help to promote innovation among civil servants which would help to bring additional revenue to the country, while urging for support from civil servants to drive the agenda.