The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Deaconess Grace Isu-Gekpe, has said the Next Level Agenda of the Buhari administration has revived the hope of the Nigerian youth in attaining their full potentials.
Deaconess Gekpe stated this in Abuja yesterday at the Second Edition of ‘Rainbow Art: Unlocking Creativity with the theme: A New NIGERIA; the Hope of the Nigerian Child and Youth.’
“As the current administration has begun its journey to take Nigerians to the next level and calibrating a new Nigeria where there is opportunity for all, we believe that there is certainly hope for the Nigerian child and youth,” a statement by the ministry quoted the permanent secretary as saying.
“The hope is hinged on tangible actions such as empowerment of the citizenry and lifting the people out of poverty. By focusing on the creative acumen of our children and youth, this laudable initiative is galvanizing them for a brighter and prosperous future,” she said.
In his remarks, the Acting Director General of the National Gallery of Art, Dr. Simon Ikpakronyi, said the organisation commenced the Rainbow Art Creative Series in 2014 aimed at harnessing and showcasing the creativity and talents of Nigerian children and youth.
He said the organization is exploring the platform of visual arts to inculcate the idea of advocacy, democracy and nationhood in the teeming children and youth.