The Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John O. Asein, has been nominated to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment, Creatives and Sports Policy Commission (THECSPC).
The NESG is an indigenous public-private sector think-tank and policy advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainable growth, development and championing socio-economic reforms in the Nigerian economy with a view to creating an open, globally competitive and sustainable economy.
The nomination, conveyed in a letter from the Chief Executive Officer of NESG, Mr. ‘Laoye Jaiyeola, expressed the expectation of the Group that the Director-General, as a member of the THECSPC Steering Committee will bring his wealth of experience in the creative and entertainment industry to bear on the work of the NESG and join other experts in shaping the future of Nigeria.
The THECSPC is one of the eleven (11) Policy Commissions and forty (40) Working Groups committed to driving change within NESG by providing a platform for public-private sector dialogue and collaboration on tourism and hospitality, entertainment, the creative industry and sports, with a view to ensuring the formulation, adoption and implementation of appropriate policies.
Mr. Jaiyeola explained that members of the Steering Committee are appointed from both the public service and private sectors for an initial period of three years.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Asein commended the sub-group of the NESG especially for helping to draw attention to the strategic importance of the creative sector as a key to sustainable national development. He noted the need to build on public-private sector synergy and make the copyright system work better for the Nigerian creative industry.
The Director-General thanked the leadership of THECSPC for the honour and reaffirmed the commitment of NCC to changing the copyright narrative for the benefit of all stakeholders in the creative sector.
The inauguration of the Steering Committee is scheduled to take place at 12 noon on July 3, 2019 at the NESG Summit House, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Mary A. Adegbile