LOL! Coming after multiple bashing from Nigerian celebrities, The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has denied saying that the Federal Government will ban the overseas production of Nigerian movies and music.
noted this on Tuesday evening while reacting to an outcry by artistes
over reports saying he hinted at the ban when he visited the
headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria in Lagos.
briefing at the end of a two-day Creative Industry Financing
Conference, with the theme ‘Financing the Film, Television and Music
Industries,’ held at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Mohammed said FG would
not tamper with the aspirations and rights of the artistes and
“At COSON, I said that I
would work to amend the National Broadcasting Commission’s code to
ensure that if a product is designated a Nigerian product, it must be
produced in Nigeria. I didn’t say that, henceforth, all music and films
would or must be produced in Nigeria.
“All I said was that if a
programme is designated as a Nigerian content programme, we will amend
the code to ensure that it is produced in Nigeria. I didn’t say I’ll ban
the production of Nigerian movies and videos overseas.”