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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Lai Reacts To Criticism Over FG Move To Stop Music Production Abroad

The Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Lai Mohammed, has reacted to criticisms trailing his recent pronouncement on steps being taken by the government to discourage the production of Nigerian movies and music outside the country.

In a chat with PT on Sunday, he said it was to tackle the exploitation of perceived loopholes in the Nigerian Broadcasting Code, NBC.

“The NBC code today as it stands has been exploited and not defined and that’s why movies being directed by Nigerians with Nigerian actors, actresses can be shot in South Africa and then brought back to be consumed in Nigeria.

All we are saying is that we are going to amend the code in a manner that it will not be possible for you to exploit any loophole there to go and shoot outside Nigeria film, music or programs that are meant to be consumed in Nigeria,” Mr. Mohammed said.


Idowu Donalds Dino

Its a gud idea

Ugochukwu Michael

I love the idea.

Endy Edeson

@UGO & DINO; It's cool that Lai Cleared The Air, Some Entertainers Were Blasting FG for the move

Prince Moses

Start by Providing SATELLITE TV and banish DSTV let's us use only made in NIGERIA then come back and amend your useless code

Endy Edeson

@PRINCE; They always have a hidden motive on every policy

Jeremiah Ademolu

They should extend that to their president receiving treatment in England also, those money pay his doctor are made in Nigeria or are they paying those doctor in Naira

Joseph Tyokoso Akwente

They should fix the economy and fulfill their campaign promises and leave the entertainment industry alone. If not for musicians and Nolly wood films all Nigerians would have been diagnosed of hipper tension ( BP) because they have raped this country to a fault.

Atoyebi Abass Akinloye

Good idea but tell them that they shouldn't go for medical abroad bcoz we have good hospital here in Nigeria.

Olajide Crown Johnson

You Make Sense @Prince Moses

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

He is not correct
He can only be correct when
1. Politicians stop sending their kids to foreign schools
2. Politicians stop senseless medical tourism whilst budgeting billions for Aso Rock Medical Centre
3. Politicians allow minimum wage yo be N50k as against d forever N18k which many States claim they can't pay

By d time the musicians start shooting movies locally.. There will be rampancy if their being kidnapped

Lai had recommended Sierra Leonean foods over Nigerian. Is he reasoning OK?

Favour Erobor L

The question I keep asking. Must we ban everything. Why can't we just adopt a strategy of using censorship fee in ratio of 100:1favouring local producers? e.g. "censorship fee" - foreign shoot, N1000, local shoot, N10. If they want to shoot abroad, be in your house and make revenue for government! I truly support the government on any policy with intent to empower wealth creation and technology transfer locally but not with banning.

And beside, Lai, hope there's no political or religious undertone to it?

Louis Adjeks

Before you come up witb a policy to ban anything you should put some things in place. Do we have the equipments, constant power supply and other materials to produce videos that will compete with the rest of the world? There are reasons why artistes and movie producers go out of the shores of this country to produce their stuffs. I think the causative factors should be addressed rather than placing a ban outrightly.

Oluwatoyin Obanla

Right move in the right direction

Aruoture Goodie

I still do not support d move tho... Western world av everything in place, yet still decide to go out due to historic structures, wen Nigeria gets there, there will now b a law to stop it? Mehn Dis govt is confused

Emmanuel Eloagu

We have to be careful in adopting some polices the have decieved us alot. Especialy when they are after their selfish interest. I can not trust them again'ooo

Bekere Becky Afaka

Though I support him,that's not what we need right now. We need light road and security urgently

DjAblongo Darey Blaq

I believe n think he is so right

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