Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu today inaugurated a 9-member Committee on Film Production Empowerment at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Marina.
Hon. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) (c)
Mr Tunde Kelani
Tinubu Ferdinand R.O
Taju Olayiwola Olajumoke
Mrs Funke Avoseh
Functions and Modalities of the Committee will be determined by the members. Mr Governor has given the committee the independence to determine the selection process and every other operating model.
The Governor in his statement said:
Nigeria is the second largest film producer in the world and Lagos is the centre of this huge creative enterprise.
To further support practitioners and enhance the sector as a significant contributor to our state and national GDP, today, I inaugurated a 9-member committee on film Production Empowerment for Lagos State made of core industry practitioners.
Our administration will continue to invest to support the industry to create thousands of jobs and boost the economy. We trust members of the committee which include Richard Mofe Damijo, veteran filmmaker Tunde Kelani, Founder AMAA Peace Anyiam-Osigwe
Film and TV producer Mo Abudu and Kunle Afolayan to deliver on their assignment with great commitment so the set objectives will be achieved.
We have set aside a seed capital of N1 billion for the creativity and tourism sector.
The scheme is to support creative ideas of producers who are constrained by funds to bring their concepts to reality.