November 23, 2017

FG approves N300m for capacity building for Nollywood

FG approves N300m for capacity building for Nollywood... NAIJA INVEST

Abuja –  The Federal Government has approved N300 million out of the three billion naira intervention fund for capacity building to boost the Nigerian film industry.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, Spokesman for the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

“Action on the three billion naira support promised the Nigerian film industry by President Goodluck Jonathan has formally commenced with the roll out of a N300 million capacity building fund.’’

The statement noted that the capacity building fund was the first of a series of initiatives planned under “Project Act Nollywood’’, adding that It was made up of two components.

According to the statement, the first component is a Training Fund of N150 million, dedicated to training and skills acquisition for Nollywood practitioners in all competencies along the entire value chain of the industry.

The statement said it include; scriptwriting, directing, production and production design, special effects, lighting, sound, HD techniques, acting, cinematography, make-up and editing, among others.

FG approves N300m for capacity building for Nollywood... NAIJA INVEST

FG approves N300m for capacity building for Nollywood… NAIJA INVEST

It said that the second component was the Capacity Development Fund which was also worth N150 million.

According to the statement, grants will be given to existing Nigerian-owned private institutes that offer training courses, programmes, and technical certification in the movie industry.

The statement said the fund might be used to upgrade existing facilities, procure equipment and develop internal capacity to offer a set of courses and training programmes that would address key skills gaps.

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