Thursday 20 July 2017

Lai Mohammed makes U-turn, says FG not banning production of Nigerian videos abroad

Nigeria's minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has taken back his words that the FG seeks to ban production of Nigerian mivies and music videos abroad. The minister came under heavy criticisms by entertainers after he made the statement. 

READ: Why we must stop production of Nigerian music & movie abroad - Lai Mohammed

But during a briefing at the end of a two-day Creative Industry Financing Conference, with the theme ‘Financing the Film, Television and Music Industries,’ held at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Mohammed said FG would not tamper with the aspirations and rights of the artistes and producers.

He said, “At COSON, I said that I would work to amend the National Broadcasting Commission’s code to ensure that if a product is designated a Nigerian product, it must be produced in Nigeria. I didn’t say that, henceforth, all music and films would or must be produced in Nigeria.

“All I said was that if a programme is designated as a Nigerian content programme, we will amend the code to ensure that it is produced in Nigeria. I didn’t say I’ll ban the production of Nigerian movies and videos overseas.”

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