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BREAKING: Nigeria Partners With India To Improve Nollywood Films

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Min of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has enjoined the Indian Government to support Nigeria’s film industry with the technology that will enhance the quality of films produced in the country.

“Bollywood is the biggest film industry in the world in terms of quantity, closely followed by Nigeria, but while we are proud of what Nollywood is doing in terms of content, I think we still need to do more in the area of technicality and technology.”

“I want India to avail Nigeria of the opportunity to train not just our budding producers and film directors, cinematographers and the like but probably if India can stretch its hands of friendship to our Film Corporation so that they can be able to improve the technical quality of our films.

“I still believe that in the area of content, we have very rich content, very fecund imagination but I think in terms of the quality of the films, we still need to do much more and I don’t think there is a better place we can look forward to than India for this.”

The Minister sought the assistance of India in the area of capacity building for Nigeria’s cultural officers, as well as the provision of scholarships for Nigerians in culture-related fields.

He added that to further deepen the ties between the two countries, the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing Journalists Exposure Visits for a select group of Nigerian journalists to expose them to specific, Africa-focused business events in India

The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Thakur said his country is enjoying a long standing relationship with Nigeria, in the areas of trade, film, media and culture, and that India is also organizing special events in the area of Performing Arts, music and painting.

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