Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

FG promises to make MOPICON a reality

22 November 2016, 15:20

Lagos - The Federal Government on Monday pledged to make the establishment of Motion Picture Council of Nigeria (MOPICON), a regulatory body for the movie industry, a reality.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the pledge in Lagos when he received the report of the Review Committee on the establishment of the Council.

Speaking after he was handed the reviewed document by the Chairperson of the Committee, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Mohammed said government would immediately kick-start the process for the Council’s establishment.

He added that “let me sincerely thank members of the Committee for their hard work over the past several months. In particular, I commend their selfless service. I sincerely hope that their sacrifice and hard work will yield fruits by leading to the establishment of MOPICON.We will critically look at the reviewed draft document, which you have handed over to us, and immediately kick-start the process of making MOPICON  a reality for the benefit of the movie industry.”

The minister cleared the air on the controversy that followed the inauguration of the review Committee on April 12.

He clarified that government had no hidden agenda and would not be part of anything that would stifle the growth of the burgeoning industry.

Also read:Nigeria doesn’t need MOPICON’

In her remarks, Anyim-Osigwe said members of the Committee were unanimous in their decision to support the establishment of MOPICON.


She added that “what we come to understand and appreciate is that a Council of some sorts is required in order to make this industry work. How this Council will operate, we have advised in the document.”


She noted that in drafting the report, the Committee took into consideration all shades of opinions from stakeholders in the industry.

She added that “in this document, we have taken cognizance of all the guilds and associations and we have also taken into cognizance the uproar in the media about MOPICON and what it stands for and the misconception of what it is not.” 

-News24

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX
&nbps;

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...