The competent authority handling every UNESCO correspondence in the culture sector has always and still remains the UNESCO Division,International Cultural Relations Department,Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.The experts in this department are specially trained to handle UNESCO matters.Correspondence to the wrong department will definetly cause a mishandling.
The Culture sector is a big industry, it is arguably the biggest means of economic growth. In view of this:
Consistency and continuity in government policies at all levels are non-negotiable to develop the sector. To this end, Nigeria should muster the political will to accord the sector preferred status to effectively develop it.
To create positive image for our national building, corporate offices and edifices, there is need to adorn them with Nigerian artworks. The interior and exterior decorations of private and public corporate offices of our leaders, chief executives, and Nigerian missions abroad should make strong cultural statements.
There is need for Nigerian Cultural icons, both living and dead, to be granted national and international recognition and awards so as to inspire the younger generations to strive hard for excellence i.e Living Human Treasures award.
Mapping of Creative Industries and cultural inventory taking by stakeholders should be encouraged and funded. This is imperative because verifiable statistics of performance will clearly demonstrate its viability and attract more investors.
The Motion Picture Council of Nigeria (MOPICON) and Theatre Arts Regulatory Council bills need to be harmonized, which government could present to the National Assembly for timely legislative action. This is in line with the need to urgently regulate the sector and maintain high ethical standards.
The Federal Government through the Ministry's recommendation recently declared Mondays and Wednesdays of everyweek as Made in Nigeria dress days for Nigerian workers.
There is an urgent need for the Ministry and other Cultural Agencies to work with the National Bureau of Statistic on Cultural Data.