The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has refuted claims that he said he planned to ban the production of Nigerian movies and videos overseas.
According to a report by Punch, Mohammed said this at the Creative Industry Financing Conference held at Eko Hotels with the theme ‘Financing the Film, Television and Music Industries.’
He said this as a reaction to the criticism trailing the reported statement. He claimed he never said all music and films would or must be produced in Nigeria.
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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