Nigerian Film Corporation trains 800 000 youths in film production

Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina State has commended the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) for providing the nation with the best film production training facilities, institution (the National Film Institute) and opportunities for Nigerian filmmakers to update their skills in film production.

Governor Shema also has commended the NFC for developing intermediate training programmes to cater for those who do not have the necessary qualifications for admission into the diploma and degree programmes of the National Film Institute. The Katsina State Governor, in company of other top and senior government officials of Katsina State made these declarations when he received the management of the Nigerian Film Corporation led by its managing director Danjuma Dadu at the Katsina State Government House, Katsina.

Elated Governor Shema informed his guests that the government and people of Katsina State have benefited immensely from the wealthy experience, partnership and cooperation of the Nigerian Film Corporation in the training of youths of Katsina State in film production; since year 2010 under the Katsina State Youth Empowerment Scheme. The Nigerian Film Corporation serves as consultant for film training of the scheme.

Governor Shema further said that film production training remains a very key component of the Katsina State Youth Empowerment Scheme which has cumulatively graduated over 10 000 youths across various trades and skills since 2010.

Dr. Danjuma Dadu told the governor that NFC management was in Katsina State to present further widows of opportunities for Katsina State in film production training for its youths and filmmakers. The Nigerian Film Corporation has successfully trained 800 000 youths of Katsina State in film production, Dadu said, describing it as unprecedented in the history of the corporation.

The high point of discussions between Governor Ibrahim Shehu and Dadu included the proposed endowment of a Cinematography Centre by the Katsina State Government to be sited at the National Film Institute Jos, and a visit to the Film Training Centre by management of the Nigerian Film Corporation.

Source: Nigerians Report

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