9th December, 2010
Following an alarm raised by the Alex Enyegho-led Association of Core MovieÂ Producers (ANCOP), that President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s $200 million promise shouldÂ not be given to individuals that will use it for their personal gains, theÂ association, in a press statement, has suggested ways that the anticipated money canÂ be spent.
ANCOP suggested that since Nollywood is an industry and not a private entity and asÂ such, it is important for the money to be released through legalised structures inÂ the industry.
However, Enyegho swiftly added that due to the fact that Nollywood is not united atÂ the moment, the money should be kept in aÂ pending when the internal crisis rockingÂ the sector will be permanently resolved.
According to the statement, â€œit must be in a way and manner that will carry allÂ stakeholders along transparently. The numerous bodies representing Nollywood shouldÂ also go through proper screening because most of them are not properly registered.Â For example, we have more than one body representing producers and marketers.
â€œWe, however, suggest that the money should be utilised in areas like training,Â youth empowerment, acquisition of high tech equipment for the industry and buildingÂ structures across the 36 states of the federation.â€