The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said those who deliberately twisted his comments to allege that the Federal Government will ban the shooting of films and music videos abroad are being mischievous.
He said FG will not be stampeded into abandoning its ongoing efforts to amend the Nigeria Broadcasting Code to ensure the production of ‘Nigerian content or local content’ programmes in Nigeria.
He said the amendment of the Code will also encourage people to invest in the establishment of world-class studios in Nigeria to guarantee that producers get the same quality of work as obtained abroad.
The Minister stated this in Abuja on Friday when he received a delegation from the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural
Council (AU-ECOSOC), led by its Nigerian representative, Dr. Tunji Asaolu John a statement by his assistant Segun Adeyemi said.
He added that the amendment of the Code will encourage people to invest in the establishment of world-class studios in Nigeria to guarantee that producers get the same quality of work as obtained abroad.
He said FG is doing that to reaffirm its commitment to protecting local creative talents and generating employment.
He said FG is consciously developing the Creative Industry in its renewed drive to diversify the economy away from oil.