The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has enjoined the Indian Government to help Nigeria’s movie business with the know-how that can improve the standard of movies produced within the nation. The Minister made the decision in Abuja on Friday when he obtained the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Abhay Thakur, on a courtesy go to to his workplace.
“I think Bollywood is probably the biggest film industry in the world, 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 and I think this in one area that I would want us to concentrate on in our bilateral relationship,” he stated. Alhaji Mohammed additionally urged India to increase its help to the realm of capability constructing for the lecturers of the Film Institute in Jos, as a way to allow them to accumulate the requisite and related information, which shall be imparted to the movie makers.
“I need India to avail Nigeria of the chance to coach not simply our budding producers and movie administrators, cinematographers and the like however in all probability if India can stretch its arms of friendship to our Film Corporation, particularly the Film College in Jos, in order that they will have the ability to enhance the technical high quality of our movies.
“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,” he stated. The Minister stated despite the large inhabitants of India, it nonetheless shares some similarities with Nigeria, notably within the plurality of tradition and faith. He sought the help of India within the space of capability constructing for Nigeria’s cultural officers, in addition to the availability of scholarships for Nigerians in culture-related fields.