Buhari Scraps N3bn Kannywood Project


The Muhammadu Buhari administration may have cancelled its plan to build a massive film village in Kano State, following social media outcry and opposition from Muslim clerics, reported the BBC.

More than N3 billion was budgeted for the project as part of the government’s efforts to improve the Hausa language film industry known as Kannywood. The government argued that the village would create thousands of job opportunities and promote cultural activities.

But Muslim clerics argued that it would promote immorality and people on social media also called on the government to stop the plan.

An aide to Buhari said the president has listened to the people’s concerns by deciding to scrap the project.