Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) trains 30 youths of Kogi state – MD
Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Mr Danjuma Dadu, has disclosed that 30 youths from Kogi state are undergoing training on media communication and film production in Plateau state.
He revealed that NFI has purchased training equipment worth over 300 million naira to equip and develop youths on movie and arts.
Speaking during the induction of 30 youths’ empowerment programme in partnership with majority leaders of House of Representatives in Kogi south federal constituency, Mr. Dadu promised to revamp the National Film Institute as home based for film makers and media communicators in the country.
The director said, NFI appreciates the change motto of President Buhari’s effort in bringing awareness by educating government to partner with film industries to create empowerment to the teeming unemployed youth so as to prevent restiveness.
He called on federal and state governments to key into the program and support the ideas of producing more movies that can educate and entertain the society better.
According to him, “we will never stop looking for former directors to come and assist or support NFI; we have never failed in the area of film making where many have failed to make use of the institute to transform people’s lives.”
Speaking, also, the former chairman of Jos North, Professor Danladi Atu, observed that lack of facilities has been the major problem of the National Film Institute.
Hon. Atu explained that people should see the institute as a means of job creation and empowerment of our teeming youth to reduce crime in the society.
According to him, government at all levels should partner with the institute, in order to add knowledge to the lives of the citizenry.
He urged the youths to brace up the spirit of humility by subjecting themselves to acquire knowledge that will add value to their families.
He also appealed to the youths to develop interest in the institutions so that it can drive home the learning process so that the society could benefit from it.
According to him, “we have materials that are yet to be developed. By developing skills that will make everyone self-employed, we expect that youths will redouble their effort in 2016 to be responsible citizens.”
A Member of the House of Reps in Kogi state and the Majority leader, Hon. Umar Jibrin, cautioned them to shun social vices, engage themselves on useful ventures and embrace the new change of attitude of building their future.
He was represented by Shaibu Abdullahi at the two months’ training of 30 participants, mostly youths in Kogi south, to erase crime and criminality in their conducts.
According to him, he has spent millions of naira on vocational training for the youths so they could remain as vanguard of transformation through communication.
He further encouraged film makers in the country to produce movies that will benefit the society by creating basic knowledge – which drives a nation forward.