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All Movies, Music Made By Nigerians Must Be Shoot In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed 

Inorder to discourage the production of Nigerian movies and music outside the country, the federal government of Nigeria has amended the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

This development was made known by the honoyrable Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Saturday while visiting the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, in Lagos 

The Minister decried the situation whereby films, reality TV shows and music, were made outside Nigeria, for consumption by Nigerians.
He said the situation had hampered empowerment of professionals in the entertainment industry, the development of the sector and the nation’s economy.

While brefing journalists on the purpose of the visit at the office of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, he said:

This government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria.

“We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria.
The Broadcasting Code and the Advertising Code are very clear on this. For you to classify a product as a Nigerian product, it must have a certain percentage of Nigerian content,” he said.
“When they get there, they will patronise the economy of that country and then bring the products back to Nigeria for us to consume.

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“It is like somebody going to China or Japan to make a product that looks like palm wine and bring it back home to label it Nigerian palm wine.”

Lai Mohammed
For you to classify a product as a Nigerian product, it must have a certain percentage of Nigerian content- Lai Mohammed, Minister For Information And Culture.

He stressed that “as long as we are not able to implement our own code to ensure local production of Nigerian music and movies, , our young talents will not get jobs”.

“It is Nigerians that pay for the consumption of these products and therefore they must be allowed and encouraged to participate in their production.

“I am going to meet with the relevant stakeholders over this, to see that whatever amendment that is needed to be made to our Broadcasting Code in this regard, is done urgently, ” he concluded.