Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he will implement policies that will foster the development of the Entertainment industry and protect practitioners against piracy if elected as the president in the 2019 general elections.
The presidential candidate made the plans known under his recently released policy document which has a delivery timeline from 2019 to 2025.
In the document, Atiku mentioned the issues affecting the entertainment industry to be piracy as well as inadequate access to funding. He also added intellectual property theft, uncoordinated distribution channels and lack of access to tax incentives as part of the challenges.
He pledged to “Enact right policies and legislations that will provide the latest infrastructure, financial and business development facilities.
“Provide specific finance and strategic support tailored to each segment of the entertainment industry,” he said.
Atiku also stated that his policy objective will be focused on demonstrating the potential of the entertainment and creative industry in Nigeria including the promotion of Nollywood and Kannywood.
The policy document further states that this is to contribute to economic growth and job creation, as well as providing a roadmap for the sector’s development.