Kano’s film vil­lage to gulp N3bn

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Ibrahim Musa Giginyu, Kano

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has set aside N3­bil­lion for the con­struc­tion of an ul­tra-mod­ern film vil­lage that will pro­vide over 10,000 jobs to Nige­rian cit­i­zens and also in­crease rev­enue gen­er­a­tion to Kano state in par­tic­u­lar and the na­tion in gen­eral.

This was dis­clos­ing by Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Nige­rian Film Cor­po­ra­tion Dan­juma Wurim Dadu dur­ing the stake­holder’s in­ter­ac­tion ses­sion on the con­struc­tion of Muham­madu Buhari film vil­lage at Kofa in Be­beji lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Kano state, held at Tahir Guess Palace ho­tel. Ac­cord­ing to him the project is sched­ule to take place in three phases adding that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment has al­ready put aside N1­bil­lion for the com­mence­ment of the first phase of the film vil­lage.

The MD fur­ther re­vealed that the choice of Kano state in sit­ing the project has been in­flu­enced by the fact that Kano state has been the nerve of movie pro­duc­tion in Nige­ria adding that the pro­posed film vil­lage would in­clude a 400-ca­pac­ity au­di­to­rium for train­ing, a cin­e­matog­ra­phy cen­tre, sound stage, hos­tel, eatery block, ho­tels, shop­ping mall, a sta­dium, and a clinic among other ameni­ties akin to world-class film vil­lage.

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