Film Corporation trains youths

Cynthia Okere, Lagos

Cross section of the participants during the film training workshop in Lagos.

The Nigerian Film Corporation has begun film training workshop for youths in Lagos State.

The Managing Director Nigeria Film Corporation, Mr. Chidia Maduekwe stated this during the first quarter film training workshop.

According to him, “Continuous training and retraining is the only key to development and growth of national economy”. 

Managing Director Nigerian Film Corporation, Mr. Chidia Maduekwe

Required skills
Mr. Maduekwe said that the corporation in collaboration with the State government embarked on the training to make youths stand on their own, since government cannot provide for everybody at a time.

He further stressed that the course is expected to equip participants with the required skills and knowledge to become employers of labour and not job seekers.

Madueke explained that there are several opportunities inherent in film businesses, urging the participants to give their best in acquiring the film skills to enable them become competent and enhance their capacity.

“There is demand for good content because good content can give one a global recognition. If you enhance your capacity, you can create job that will earn you a living,” he said.

One of the participants, Adekumbi Odusoga expressed the satisfaction that the experience she had gathered so far is enough to make her self-employed, thanking the organisers of the event for availing her the opportunity to learn.

Participants were drawn from the 57 Local Governments and Development Areas in Lagos State.

Sammie Idika