Digital creativity: Google vows to inspire youths for sustainable development

Funmi Lawrence

 

Google has pledged its commitment to inspire digital creativity in young people of Nigeria in order to help them use digital platforms for sustainable development.

The Public Policy Manager of Google Nigeria, Mrs Seember Nyager made this known in Abuja on Tuesday at the 10th edition of the Zuma Film Festival 2019 (ZUFF).

The festival has its theme: “Content Connectivity: Every view Everywhere.”

Nyager said the event which started on December 1 and to end on December 7, 2019, was to explore the digital space as an alternative exhibition platform for Nigerian content producers.

She said Google was also working with several partners to ensure that people can find out the economic, social and educational values of digital contents like YouTube.

In a similar view, the Director-General, Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr John Asein, said the event was imperative as youths have the potential to turn things around and use the digital platforms to be able to create wealth in the sector.

He added that the Commission was equally working tirelessly to address the copyright issues on the online and physical space.

According to him, the issue of piracy has always been there but the commission has seen the need to adopt a more inclusive approach and industry-based approach to fighting piracy.

“There is a need to share information and more intelligent based on our enforcement strategies.

‘ What we intend doing is to work more with industry stakeholders to ensure that we address the issue of piracy,” he said.

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