by crossriverwatch admin
The Chairman, Association of Movie Producers, AMP, Cross River chapter, Agnes Offiong has charged movie practitioners in the State to take advantage of the Federal Government N300Billion incentive to better their profession and improve their livelihood.
The chairman who is popularly known in the industry as Agnes Williams gave the charge in an interview with CrossRiverWatch in Calabar recently.
Confirming the news of the FG’s commencement of the release of N300Billion the government pledged to the Nigerian Film Industry last year to be true, Agnes said she had been formally informed about the development through a circular by the national executive body of the association.
She advised Cross Riverians to position themselves in a way they can benefit from the scheme. For those interested in participating in the scheme the chairman said the basic criterion was for the applicant to identify with a guild in the industry after which they are expected to source for admission in any recognize institution offering training in cinematography and tender prove of this admission to the guild to recommend them to access the scheme.
In her words “the process has commenced already since July and it is purposed to run through December.
“We wouldn’t know what will happen after December, but for now members have been urged to source for admission in short term programs relating movie making
“For participants to access this opportunity they must identify with a guild and must show prove of the admission they got from a recognized institution
“As part of our effort to encourage our people to access this opportunity the chapter has set a committee on course to assist interested applicants source for admission in stipulated institutions as recommended by the scheme”
The chairman lauded the FG for the initiative stating that, it was geared towards the right direction to strengthen the nation’s economy while providing empowerment to Nigeria teaming citizenry.
Agnes also used the medium to call on the Cross River State government to borrow a leaf from its Akwa Ibom State counterpart and give assistance to the industry.
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