The Board of the Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC), inaugurated last week has been charged to do its best in ensuring that Nigeria sustains its position in the frontline of media development especially film, in Africa.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, gave this charge in Abuja while also inaugurating the Boards of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Maku said that Nigeria must not only lead in the volume of film produced annually but must also ensure that the quality of films meet international standards.
Nollywood, Maku said, has become an international brand that has positively projected Nigeria, as well as telling the African story to the world. The Nigerian Film Corporation Board, Maku further said, is expected to assist the Management of the Corporation with new and implementable ideas that will par with the various reforms being undertaken to strengthen the film sector of the nation’s economy.
The Nigerian Film Corporation Board is chaired by veteran artiste, Chief Bongos Ikwue.
Other members are Sani Danja, a Kannywood (Filmmaker) ,Mallam Wada Masu, Hon. Bright Chinedu Nnebedum and Ogechi Njoku-Onyekwu. Representatives of the Federal Ministries of Information and Education are also members. The Nigerian Television Authority is also represented on the Board.