Government To Stop Production Of Nigerian Movies, Music Videos Abroad
So, the federal government is planning to discourage Nigerian entertainers from flying overseas to produce movies and music.
It has already started by taking steps to amend the Nigeria Broadcasting Code to this end.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Saturday in Lagos when he paid a visit to the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).
The Minister decried the situation whereby films, reality TV shows and music, were made outside Nigeria, for consumption by Nigerians.
He said the situation had hampered empowerment of practitioners in the industry, the development of the sector and the nation’s economy in general.
“This government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria.
“We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria.
“The Broadcasting Code and the Advertising Code are very clear on this.
“For you to classify a product as a Nigerian product, it must have a certain percentage of Nigerian content,” he said.
Did anyone ask the Minister which is cheaper, producing content in Nigeria or abroad?