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‘Nigeria doesn’t need MOPICON’

21 April 2016, 18:31

Lagos - Filmmaker Chris Ihidero during the Nigerian Entertainment Confrence, said that Nigerian does not need the Motion Pictures Council of Nigeria (MOPICON) bill, reports Nigerian Entertainment Today(NET)

He said that Nollywood really needed MOPICON, someone would have thought about the idea previously.

Ihidero also pointed out that other world filmmaking giants such as Hollywood and Bollywood do not have such document and council thereby highlighting its insignificance to Nollywood.

Also read:'MOPPICON bill will kill Nollywood’

He went on to accuse the proponents of the bill of merely seeking relevance because the are ‘old filmmakers.’

‘The fact that you’ve been around for twenty-one years does not make you my 'senior colleague', he said.

Last week, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed inaugurated a 29-man committee to review the 10-year old controversial document.

Read more at NET

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