Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
The Nigerian government will establish a world-class film village in Kano, with a view to standardizing local film production and creation of jobs.
Speaking at an interactive session with the stakeholders, a member representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said the 20-hectare centre would be equipped with state-of-art facilities and equipment for film-making.
Jibrin, who is the promoter of the project, said the film village is a one-stop shop that would provide the equipment and the environment required for quality film production.
“The film village (will have a) cinematography centre, 400-capacity auditorium for training, hostel, sound stage, eatery block, three-star hotel, shopping mall, stadium, clinic, among others,” he said.
According to him, the centre was modelled after an Indian film city and a Chinese film centre.
He said that N1 billion would soon be released by the federal government for the take-off of the initial stage of the project.
Also speaking at the event, a former president of Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (MOPAN), Sani Mu’azu, said the centre would create 4,500 jobs and reduce import of film equipment.
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