Norway to Partner with Nigeria on Development of Film Industry


By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens Petter Kjemprud, has said his country is ready to partner with Nigeria for the development of the film industry.

Kjemprud, who made the disclosure at the screening of the film, “The Lost Café”, at the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja, said the move is part of efforts at deepening bilateral relations between Nigeria and Norway.

He commended the producer for playing the linkage between the Nigerian film industry and its counterpart in Norway, describing it as a good example of collaboration between the two countries.

“The film is a very good example of cooperation between two countries on cultural issues. For me it’s a good opportunity to show the close relations between the two countries and opportunity to build that cooperation into a more organisational cooperation between our two countries.

“This had led me to visit the film industry in Jos, to investigate whether there is a possibility to have organisational cooperation between the film institute from the two countries,” he said.

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