By Bankole Wright
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reportedly denied saying the Federal Government will ban production of Nigerian movies and music videos abroad.
Mohammed said this on Tuesday evening while reacting to reports that he made such statement when he visited the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria in Lagos.
He said, “At COSON, I said that I would work to amend the National Broadcasting Commission’s code to ensure that if a product is designated a Nigerian product, it must be produced in Nigeria. I didn’t say that, henceforth, all music and films would or must be produced in Nigeria.
“All I said was that if a programme is designated as a Nigerian content programme, we will amend the code to ensure that it is produced in Nigeria. I didn’t say I’ll ban the production of Nigerian movies and videos overseas.”