The Nigerian Film Corporation has trained 100 youths from the five area councils of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in film and video production.
The five-day training had youth empowerment and job creation as its theme.
The participants received training in Scripting and Acting, Digital Cinematography, Directing, Production Management, Digital Editing for Film & Television, and Digital Still Photography.
The training is an initiative of the Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, Philip Aduda.
In a remark at the closing ceremony, he adviced participants to use their newly acquired knowledge to get empowered in the film industry, and contribute to the country’s economy.
Also speaking, the NFC’s Managing Director/Chief Executive, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, who was represented by the Director of Finance & Accounts, Alhaji Sanusi Sambo, said the training was aimed at engaging youths through empowerment programmes.
He added that social vices can be curbed when youths are empowered, adding that the NFC has developed a robust partnership template for training and capacity building for youths where public and private agencies may seek their support.
The 100 youths were issued certificates at the end of the five-day training.