Advancing Innovation in Northern Nigeria Through Creative Collaboration

Honorable Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Barr. Hannatu Musa Musawa recently attended a strategic meeting hosted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The discussions focused on spurring innovation in Northern Nigeria.

Key insights were drawn from the 2023 report by the Northern Founders Community, which spotlighted challenges and opportunities in the region. Minister Musawa emphasized the immense potential of greater cooperation between the North's thriving creative sector and growing digital economy.

The meeting brought together critical stakeholders like Director-General of NITDA Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi and NODITS Lead Engineer Babagana Digima. Their participation enriched the dialogue on how to fully unleash Northern Nigeria's innovative and creative capabilities.

By aligning efforts across public, private and development sectors, targeted strategies can be created for the North to excel in the digital creative economy. Minister Musawa reiterated her commitment to policies that will empower Northern youth, artists, and entrepreneurs to succeed in the industries of the future.

With its vibrant culture and energetic youth population, Northern Nigeria is primed to become a hub of creativity and innovation. The Honorable Minister will continue to champion strategic partnerships to transform its promise into reality.