NFC: Dr.Chidia Presides as France Launches Intervention in Nigeria’s Film Industry

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Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Dr. Chidia Maduekwe will on Monday 9th August oversee an event organised France’s Public development bank,Agence Française de Développement (AFD) with respect to the infrastructural development of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) and the Nigerian Film Institute (NFI).

The event is scheduled to hold virtually and will involve a presentation by Philip Consulting on a report on the planned mega infrastructural development of NFI / NFC fully funded by French government under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and Planning based on the existing collaboration with NFC .

Recall that it was earlier reported that NFC secured the infrastructural and manpower development intervention of France after the French Nation considered the proposals made by Dr. Chidia who also doubles as the Chairman of the NFI’s Governing Council.

The ground breaking ceremony holds today after the consultants to the AFD project intervention, Philip Consulting Nigeria had visited the NFC/NFI where it concluded it’s diligence activities. Management interactive briefings and facility tours were part of the engagements of the team from Philip Consulting Nigeria.

France through its Agencie Francaise De Developpement (AFD) of France earmarked a financial plan for the physical infrastructural development, including provision of film equipments and other needed resources at the National Film Institute (NFI) Jos, Nigeria’s premier film institution established in 1995.

The intervention will see the advancement of qualitative and world class training, capacity building and skills acquisition at the NFI.

In a recent statement Dr. Chidia said the that AFD’s support will cushion the infrastructural deficits witnessed at the NFI due to Federal Governments dwindling revenue. He said would continue to leverage on offshore and domestic funding intervention windows to provide capability and capacity enablement which the Institute was established to provide, in Jos and at NFC zonal offices across the country.

The link for the benefit of those joining virtually has also been released.