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NFC IS A GHOST BODY! SAYS MR. IBU…

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The News Agency of Nigeria recently caught up with the comic actor and he had a whole lot to say about the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC)

According to the comic actor, there is a non-existent relationship between the Actors Guild of Nigeria and the NFC and other bodies. He said the NFC is a ghost body and it’s not living up to its mandate except for selective few. He however charged the corporation to redouble its effort and live up to its mission statement of developing an industry that is globally competitive in order to bring about speedy development in the sector

His words

“I have never seen anybody from the NFC willing to genuinely cooperate with any actor, actress or producer involved in Nollywood. Also, there are no laws ensuring that The Nigerian Film Corporation carry out their duties. There are no checks holding the agency accountable, which is the major reason why they can afford to neglect the film industry. The cinematographers, marketers union, the continuity editors and writers are all in disorder. The NFC does not have the film industries’ best interest because it has not shown interest in the unity of this very important sector.”

ABOUT NFC

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) was established under Decree No.61 of 1979. It is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. The Decree empowers the Corporation to lay a solid foundation for the development of a viable and sustainable Film industry and Cinema culture in Nigeria. The Corporation is therefore charged with the responsibility of planning, promoting and organizing an integrated and efficient development of the Nigerian Film Industry.

FUNCTIONS OF NFC

The production of films for domestic consumption and export
The Acquisition and Maintenance of facilities for film production;
The maintenance of National Film and Video Sound Archive
Encouragement of the production of Nigerian films through financial and other forms of assistance
The encouragement of the development of cinematograph theatres by Nigerians by way of financial assistance and other forms of assistance
The acquisition and distribution of films

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