The Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Adedayo Thomas, says the board is set to partner with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, on capacity building programs for undergraduate students in the North West.
The Executive Director disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof. Ibrahim Garba during the week in Zaria.
Thomas stated that the proposed collaboration was in furtherance of the board’s mentorship program earlier launched for upcoming industry players, especially theatre and other creative arts undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.
“The choice of ABU for this partnership is strategic because of its reputation as a center-point for raising outstanding entrepreneurs not just in the region but across the country and beyond.
“As the regulator of the Nigerian motion picture industry, NFVCB has decided to bring practical knowledge of how the sector works to these potential filmmakers to secure the future of our movie industry.
“We are teaching them classifications and rating of videos and films as well as productive use of social madia in order to properly position them for opportunities that abound in the industry.
“A lot of these youths are script writers, actors and directors, but there is need to bridge the gap between the classroom knowledge and the industry demands to chart a direction for themselves,” Thomas stated.
The VC of ABU commended the Executive Director and his management team for the visit and expressed willingness to partner with NFVCB.