The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in partnership with Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has inaugurated a joint sub-committee for the Zuma film festival schedule to hold on the 2nd-9th of April, 2022.
Performing the inauguration at the FCT Minister’s Conference hall on Thursday in Area 11, Abuja , the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola expressed delight over the choice of Abuja as the host city for the film festival, noted that the annual event offers Abuja the platform to rank among elite film festivals hosts across the globe.
He highlighted some of the benefits of hosting the show which includes job creation, revenue generation, boosting tourism, reduction of crime rate as well as the elevation of the status of Abuja as a leading entertainment capital city.
Adesola, however, assured that, the Nigerian Film Corporation of the Administration’s support for the partnership to host a successful film festival come April while urging members of the committee to work vigorously towards the success of the festival.
Earlier, the Nigerian Film Festival Managing Director of Dr. Chidia Maduekwe said the 2022 Zuma Film Festival in Abuja will attract diasporan actors and film makers that will create opportunities for them to share ideas with local film makers towards repositioning the Nigerian movie industry.
He said with the inauguration of the 15 Committees, preparations will be on top gear towards ensuring the success of the festival.
Maduekwe also expressed hope that he Committee will vigorously pursue the implementation of all activities that are associated with preparations as well as the success of the show.