Kano seeks fair implementation of N3bn Nollywood grant
Following the recent inauguration of a committee to review the N3 billion Nollywood grant by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Kano State has stated that unless the implementation was equitable and fair to all Nigerians, its full value and impact might be a mirage.
Speaking to newsmen in Kano, Director-General of Kano State Censorship Board, Malam Isma’il Na’abba Afakallah, said Kannywood as vast as it had not been given its fair share of a lot of interventions made for the movie sector.
“Nollywood is positioned as the second world’s largest producer of video movies with about 2,000 titles being produced per annum and a record from the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) indicates that about 33% of the annually produced Nollywood films originate from Kannywood.
“Yet, the implementation record of the two initial components of Project ACT’s training and production programmes show negligible number of beneficiaries from Kannywood. For example, 247 practitioners benefitted with only 59 from Kannywood; 7 training institutions are earmarked for assistance with only one located within Kannywood domain. We also suspect that the innovation distribution record may be similar,” Afakallah said.
The DG concluded that unless the implementation was equitable and fair to all Nigerians, the full value and impact of such a laudable intervention programme might not add value to the totality of the nation.