National Film Corporation Jos gets new D.G

A new Managing Director for the Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, Jos, Mr. Chidia Maduekwe has assumed office with a charge on the staff to rededicate themselves to duty.
Maduekwe, a trained medical practitioner and former legislator threw the challenge, Monday, in Jos Plateau State when he formally took over affairs of the NFC from his predecessor, Engineer. Danjuma Dadu.
Engineer Dadu’s tenure elapsed early this year having served out a four –year term of office.
The new helmsman charged the staff to also think outside the box, as according to him, “the foundation has been laid by my predecessor and what is left is for us to build on that and; we can only achieve that through a dedicate and highly motivated staff.”
“We cannot continue to do the same thing like we did in the past. It is becoming fashionable to be a farmer today in Nigeria so why can’t it be fashionable to be a film maker in Nigeria,” Maduekwe asked rhetorically.
While describing the film industry as one that has the potential to create jobs for teeming Nigerians, Maduekwe expressed optimism that the corporation under his watch would work hard by evolving policies, contents and directives which he described as “ medicine for movies” (‘M’for’M’) in order to surmount the myriad of challenges confronting the film industry in the country and, the NFC in particular.
Earlier in his briefs, the out-gone managing director, Engineer Danjuma Dadu told his successor that the corporation during his tenure in spite of its challenges, was able to source funds to the tune of six hundred million naira from TETFUND which he said was used in the upgrade of facilities at the National Film Institute, NFI, Jos and the permanent site of the corporation situated at Lamingo, Jos East LGA of the state.
Dadud also disclosed that manpower training was cardinal during his time at the NFC as over twelve (12) staff of the corporation were trained at the Film Institute to boost their capacity even as he stated that the institute had signed a memorandum of understanding, MOU, with Jos Business School, JBS, for the hosting of a film festival in Jos.
While advising the incoming chief executive to develop the corporations property that is laying fallow in Lagos State and the fifty-five (55) hectares of land in Abuja, FCT, for the development of a film village, Dadu urged the new MD to use his contacts as a former legislator to improve the fortunes of the corporation.
The high point of the event was the formal signing, handing as well as taking over between the old and new chief executive while the new MD had a brief interactive session with the staff of the corporation and that of the institute.

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