By Vivian Onwuka
GOVERNOR Obiano has stated that the Nollywood industry is a major industry the state government would like to be involved in, because most of Nigerian actors are Anambra indigenes; as such we advocate that most of their productions be done within the state capital.
Represented by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, during the courtesy visit of the Association of Music and Film Producers and Marketers of Nigeria (AMUFPMAN), to make interact and make the association known to the present government of the state, and show their love and support.
He promised to enumerate their needs to the state executives to deliberate on and see how their needs can be met, as this could be a good source of increasing Internal Generated Revenue (IGR).
Okeke, who stressed that the issue of security has been settled in the state, urged the music and movie industry to be part of the state, as it will enhance job creation.
In an address, National President AMUFPMAN, Evang. Justice Nwasike, said the association had created jobs and employment of labor to many young Nigerian graduates in terms of acting, dancing and singing based on professionalism. “We are equally foreign exchange earners for the nation via production and marketing of Nigerian music and films” he said.
The National President requested for a movie village for music and film production, or to partner with them as to meaningfully engage youths to curb restiveness. To partner the state government for the exportation of our indigenous music and films to foreign countries.
Evang. Nwasike also appealed to the state government to help them in the fight against piracy, such as those who transfer their music and films in fake devices such as MP3, MP4, among others, thereby causing them to go out of business, by enacting a law that will help curb this menace, bring them to book and their operations to a minimal level.