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We shall harness the potential of Nigeria’s creative sector for growth, says new NFC boss, Nuhu

  • March 17, 2024
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We shall harness the potential of Nigeria’s creative sector for growth, says new NFC boss, Nuhu

By Editor

DR. Ali Nuhu has officially assumed duty as the seventh Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC). He pledged to fast track the growth of Nigeria’s film industry that will be predicated on commitment, vigor and determination, a statement from the Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Bryan Etuk, said. At the brief but memorable handing over ceremony, witnessed by film stakeholders, NFC management and staff, as well as top government officials at its headquarters in Jos, Plateau State, Nuhu said he was determined to deploy his vast experiences in further shaping the vibrant tapestry of the Nigerian film industry.

The NFC’s new chief executive listed the expectations of the Federal Government, film and other stakeholders and the good people of Nigeria on the role the agency should play within the national and global creative ecosystem and assured that despite the weighty responsibilities and mandates, he was determined to steer the corporation towards unprecedented excellence in service delivery that would be timely, beneficial, sustainable and impactful.

The task of harnessing the potential of Nigeria’s creative sector, particularly in the realm of filmmaking, to advance the objectives and policies of the Federal Government in fostering national growth, Nuhu said, would be driven on the wheels of NFC as the beacon of excellence within the national, continental and global film landscape would be given the attention it deserves. He listed the formation and implementation of robust film industry policies and regulatory frameworks, upscale in training and capacity-building initiatives to nurture talent and enhance professionalism, development of film production infrastructure to bolster industry growth and competitiveness, visibility of Nigerian films within the country and abroad, partnerships with strategic public and private sector agencies and organizations, as well as international stakeholders to foster innovation, attract investment, and facilitate film co-productions.

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New Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Dr. Ali Nuhu assumes office

Nuhu expressed appreciation to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, (GCFR) for his appointment, just as he appreciated and also pledged to support policy initiates of Hannatu Musawa, the Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy in developing the film sector.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Edmund Peters, NFC’s Director, Production and Industry Support Services, told the new helmsman that the corporation had recorded significant achievements since its establishment in 1979, and expressed confidence of management and staff in the ability of Nuhu to lead the corporation to greater heights. The new chief executive, he said, was privileged to inherit dedicated staff who were ready to support him, as he begins his new journey of optimal utilization of NFC’s capacity to serve as the central agency for the overall development of the film sector.

Dignitaries at the event included the Executive Director, Kano State Video Censors Board, Alhaji Abba El-Mustapha, SSA on Creativity & Entertainment to the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Ezra Jinang, veteran Kannywood actor and producer, Alhaji Sani Muzau and Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Sir. Eward Fom. Others were Alfred Mgbejume, Achor Yusuf, and Umar Tanka, all representatives of the national presidents of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) respectively, as well as several filmmakers, who also witnessed Nuhu’s assumption of office.

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