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Producer appeals for use of government facilities to make quality films

15 April 2014, 21:29

Lagos -  A film producer, Celestine Ndego, on Monday appealed to all tiers of government to allow the usage of government facilities to make film production easier in the country.

Ndego said  that free access to facilities enhances film authenticity and production.

According to him, the use of Police, Army, Navy and Air force facilities also helps the public to be acquainted with the operations of these government organisations.

"In the advance world, they have the freedom to use equipments; to use gadgets and even the uniforms of the different personnel.The government organisations take their time to train a particular artiste to get it right about what the artiste wants to portray to the public.This is what we want the government to do here,” he said.

Ndego stressed that the production of a film ought to take some time, but in Nigeria films are produced in a hurry because the facilities hired have time frame.

Ndego, also a dance artiste, urged the government to fund the industry to enable it produce quality films.

He said that the industry was capable of contributing significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) if the industry was assisted by the government.


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