GEJ Gives Nollywood N150m Grants; Where Is The Grant Given Earlier This Year?

Date: 22-11-2013 2:16 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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When we heard that the Federal Government of Nigeria led by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has awarded another N150m to Nollywood, we asked ourselves, is this the first time the industry is receiving such? But the answer is No, we can remember vividly well on the 3rd of March, this year, president Goodluck Jonathan organized a dinner at Marina in Lagos to celebrate Nollywood at 20th, On that occasion, he announced a N3billion grants geared towards supporting the nation's foremost movie industry, Nollywood.

But ever since the announcement, a sharp division has risen among the members of the umbrella body of actors and actresses, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), with key players having different stance on how the money should be disbursed.

What happens to the fund? It's obvious it has been squandered. While practitioners suffer from lack of funds and humiliation in the quest to produce films, some people are busy working to ensure that the money lands in their bank account.

Now, Nollywood stars operating in the country's film industry under the recently launched Capacity Training Fund of the Presidential Intervention scheme called "Project ACT Nollywood."With an objective to help the industry make further progress on a more solid foundation,"

On Wednesday Nigerian government said it awarded various grants adding that this was in line with President Jonathan's vision for the industry.

The training portion of the Capacity Building Fund valued at about N150 million is dedicated to training and skill acquisition for Nigerian movie practitioners in all competences along the value chain of Nigeria's movie industry.

Paul Nwabuikwu, the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the economy has acclaimed that the beneficiaries of the grant emerged after the applications submitted by the practitioners were processed and found to have met the qualification for the training and skills acquisition programme

The training programme covers script writing, directing, film production and production design, special effects, lighting, sound effect, HD techniques, acting, cinematography, make-up, editing, etc.

The grants, which are currently being processed, would enable the practitioners receive high quality training in accredited institutions to improve their competences in various areas of film craft.

She said another N150 million has been set aside as grants to existing Nigerian-owned private institutes that offer training courses, programmes and technical certification in the movie industry.

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, expressed satisfaction with the development and appealed to individuals or more applications from qualified practitioners. We wish this works out fine.

Posted: at 22-11-2013 02:16 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Elmagxi at 22-11-2013 02:26 PM (7 years ago)
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 ::)assu nko
Posted: at 22-11-2013 02:26 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wysetots at 22-11-2013 02:37 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Elmagxi on 22-11-2013 02:26 PM
assu nko

Good Question.
Posted: at 22-11-2013 02:37 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Tipsytessy at 22-11-2013 03:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Wat of ASUU?
Posted: at 22-11-2013 03:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Mimiluvly at 22-11-2013 03:52 PM (7 years ago)
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Na dem sabi!
Posted: at 22-11-2013 03:52 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 22-11-2013 04:06 PM (7 years ago)
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Everybody is sharing money in their department
Posted: at 22-11-2013 04:06 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mary11 at 22-11-2013 04:17 PM (7 years ago)
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Confuse people

Posted: at 22-11-2013 04:17 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Shegzan at 22-11-2013 04:18 PM (7 years ago)
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Wey my own 1st?

Posted: at 22-11-2013 04:18 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 22-11-2013 04:54 PM (7 years ago)
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The federal Govt. is in my opinion channeling the funds to the wrong place. Nollywood should be able to take care of itself.
Posted: at 22-11-2013 04:54 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- wapgodz at 22-11-2013 04:56 PM (7 years ago)
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U dey mad

Posted: at 22-11-2013 04:56 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- vicklove at 22-11-2013 05:56 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 22-11-2013 05:56 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 22-11-2013 06:12 PM (7 years ago)
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Hope it will be for a good use ?
Posted: at 22-11-2013 06:12 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ObyWBabaK at 22-11-2013 06:25 PM (7 years ago)
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WTF!
Posted: at 22-11-2013 06:25 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Solidstonez at 22-11-2013 06:29 PM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmmmm

Posted: at 22-11-2013 06:29 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Noble12 at 22-11-2013 07:24 PM (7 years ago)
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Jonah dey sock true true.
Posted: at 22-11-2013 07:24 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 22-11-2013 08:15 PM (7 years ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 22-11-2013 08:15 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- spicymariam at 22-11-2013 08:39 PM (7 years ago)
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Craze dey worry fed govt sef 4 giving those pple such amount and neglecting ASUU nd ASUP, mtchewwwwwwwww
Posted: at 22-11-2013 08:39 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bashoo8888 at 22-11-2013 08:52 PM (7 years ago)
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fg no get head
Posted: at 22-11-2013 08:52 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Rwangee at 22-11-2013 08:55 PM (7 years ago)
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See gobe
Posted: at 22-11-2013 08:55 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zoe61 at 22-11-2013 11:38 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-11-2013 11:38 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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