The Federal Government on Sunday night unveiled plans to support talented youths in the arts sector with N300 million lon.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure at the “Spoken Words Open All White Finale’’, a poetry and music platform to encourage talents that held at Onikan, Lagos.
Mohammed said that poetry and music performances showed creativity that the government was willing to support.
“Spoken word is a form of poetry and a lot of talents have been displayed here tonight,’’ he said.
According to the minister, the lead poet, Mrs Titilope Williams, is one of the hidden exponents of “Spoken Word”, a form of poetry in Nigeria.