As a way of strengthening its operations within the South East Geo-political Zone, the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has been allocated a six-room office accommodation by the Abia State government.As a way of strengthening its operations within the South East Geo-political Zone, the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has been allocated a six-room office accommodation by the Abia State government.
Releasing the office accommodation to the NFC in Umuahia last Monday, Permanent Secretary, Abia State Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Ifeanyi Agbai, said it was the desire of the state government to assist agencies of government with the potential to enhance fast development, while performing their statutory functions.
“Today’s ceremony is a promise fulfilled and a dream achieved,” Agbai stated.
The Permanent Secretary expressed Abia State government’s appreciation to the NFC for choosing to site the headquarters of its South East Zonal office in Umuahia and assured that other relevant agencies in the state will be mobilised to assist the NFC commence operations from its new Zonal Office.
Managing Director of NFC, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, thanked the State for providing the office accommodation at a short notice.
He said the zonal office will help to increase film activities within Abia and its contiguous States.
He commended the vision of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to transform the State, adding that the NFC is a beneficiary of the benevolence of the government of Abia State.
“We shall enhance the media capacity of the State, develop and sustain a robust partnership between Abia State and the NFC on broadcast and film production”, Maduekwe further stressed.
He reiterated the desire of the film agency to drive the industry by upping its current contribution to the nations GDP from 1.5% to 5% within the shortest possible time.
The new zonal office is located in the premises of the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia, in Umuahia.