As one of the measures being put in place by the Kano State government in its efforts at supporting the growth of the Nigerian movie industry in the north, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated a committee to cater for Kannywood.
The committee has also been given the mandate to ensure the successful hosting of the industry’s most consistent award, Best of Nollywood awards, scheduled to take on December 14, by the state.
According to Executive Secretary Kano State Censorship Board, Alhaji Isma’il Na’Abba Afakallah, the present administration in Kano State would continue to provide supports and training opportunities to the stakeholders in an effort to enhance efficiency and productivity in the film Industry.
“The newly inaugurated committee, aside from organising the hosting of BON Awards, will also see to the graduation ceremony of film practitioners who received training on cinematography and other related fields facilitated by Nigerian Film Institute and Media Studies Jos, in collaboration with State Censorship Board and sponsored by the state government,” he said.
Alhaji Afakallah also emphasized that Governor Ganduje has accorded priority attention to provide enabling atmosphere for the growth and development of Kannywood industry.
He then called upon the practitioners to avail themselves with the opportunities provided by Kano State Government to improve their competences and creativity.
Members of the committee include Shehu Hassan Kano as chairman, Ali Nuhu, Alasan Kwalle, Sa’idu Gwanja and Mudassir Kassim.
Others include Jamilu Ahmad Yakasai, Nura Hussain,Halisa Muhammad, Hadiza Muhammad, Sadiq Hussaini and Sani Sule Katsina.
In his acceptance speech, the chairman of the committee assured that the committee members would work hard to achieve the desired goals and objectives of setting it up.