Lai Mohammed Gives Reason Why Federal Government Banned Nigeria Musicians From Going Abroad To Shoot Videos

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Lai Mohammed Minister of  Information and Culture has come to give reason why the Federal Government banned Nigerian musicians for shooting their music video outside the country.
He said 
“The NBC code today as it stands has been exploited and not defined and that’s why movies being directed by Nigerians with Nigerian actors, actresses can be shot in South Africa and then brought back to be consumed in Nigeria. All we are saying is that we are going to amend the code in a manner that it will not be possible for you to exploit any loophole there to go and shoot outside Nigeria film, music or programs that are meant to be consumed in Nigeria".


Speaking further, he said “It is not directed at any particular incident, every country should respect the local industry of other countries. For example, in Ghana they introduced a law today that demands visiting actors to pay a thousand dollars to the government coffers while visiting directors and producers pay 5,000 dollars. We must create an enabling environment and also generate revenue from our creative industry. The argument is simple, when you go to shoot a film offshore, you use the work force of that country to develop the capacity of that country and you improve the economy of that country and that is what we are trying to do here.”
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I support him fully, why would Nigeria musicians go outside the country, grow the economy there and then return home to sell the video to Nigerians who are crying of high dollar rate..
Talking about dropping Naira value, the money spent in shooting the video can likewise be spent in Nigeria, and the same time the video will expose Nigerian culture to the world.
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