President, Society of Nigerian Artists Muhammad Suleiman, has called on the Federal Government to empower Nigerian youths to boost the country’s GDP through investment in arts.

He made the call in interview in Abuja.

Suleiman, said deliberate empowerment of youths through investment in art would enhance growth in the country’s GDP, and that the desire of every nation is to grow, but must put things in place like creating avenue for sponsors and companies to invest arts.

According to him, growing means that you have been able to teach kids from younger age the importance of art.

Suleiman called for a better understanding of the importance of art works in the society, adding that the profession should not be seen as just drawing human faces.