BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
The Nigerian government has announced plans to establish a world-class film village in Kano state in a bid to create more jobs and bring local films to par with international standards.
The centre will sit on 20 hectares and would be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for filmmaking.
Details of the film village project were given at an interactive session in Kano state that had several Kannywood filmmakers and actors like Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Ummah Shehu, Adam Zango, among others in attendance.
A member of the House of Representatives and lead promoter of the project, Abdulmumin Jibrin said at the session that the village will have cinematography centre, 400-capacity auditorium for training, hostel, sound stage, eatery block, three-star hotel, shopping mall, stadium, clinic, among others.
The actors at the event commended the initiative. Adam Zango told Premium Times, “There wouldn’t have been any better time to do this than now. This is what we really desire and we are all grateful to Hon. Abdulmumini for facilitating the sensitization meeting and take- off of this project. President Buhari has promised to be part of the entertainment industry and with this project we can only say thank you Baba.”