Culture Ministry to Spend N290m on Solar Streetlights In Minister’s LGA

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The Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy earmarked N290 million for the installation of solar street lights in Musawa LGA, where the current minister, Hannatu Musawa, hails from.

The account is brought to light by Daily Trust.

The latter said the proposed project is contained in the ministry’s 2024 budget signed by President Bola Tinubu in January this year.

It also stated that the ministry provided N3.7 billion for “research and development” alongside N98m for a “Nigerian pavilion” at the next Cannes Film Festival that will be held in France.

According to the report, another line item in the budget is N150 million earmarked for “art culture information desk” at the Abuja International Airport as well as N26 million for miscellaneous – refreshments and publicity, among others.

The Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy was created by the current administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to drive the growth in the creative economy.

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