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US cultural office thumbs up Nigerian Film Corporation

By By Shaibu Husseini
25 March 2023   |   3:28 am
US cultural office thumbs up Nigerian Film Corporation

L-R Astone Danjuma, Bella Ndubuisi, Julie Mckay, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Halima Oyelade and Juliet Archibong

The United States of America (USA) Embassy in Abuja has commended the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) for its unparalleled efforts and commitment towards the development and growth of Nigeria’s film industry, which has continued to attract the attention and admiration of the global cultural community.

Julie Mckay, the new Cultural Affairs Officer of the US Embassy – Abuja, made this assertion when she met recently with Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director/Chief Executive in Abuja.

Mackay, at the meeting said that the Cultural Office of the Embassy has noted with much enthusiasm the numerous domestic and foreign partnership windows auspicated in the past few years by the NFC. She praised the ingenuity of Nigerian filmmakers in achieving the successes recorded so far, promising to support stakeholders’ quest in changing the narratives of Nigeria from being just the second largest producer of films to catching up with quality content production for the continent and global audience.

The Cultural Officer also promised to assist the NFC to deliver on its film training and capacity-building programmes and on other projects being undertaken and in its service delivery. 

Earlier, Dr. Maduekwe congratulated Mackay on her appointment as the new US Cultural Affairs Officer in Nigeria. He stressed that the NFC was determined to sustain initiatives that will drive the optimal performance and contributions of the sector to national development.

The NFC MD conveyed NFC’s commitment to utilizing opportunities that will be provided by the US – Embassy through the Cultural Office, for the holistic and sustainable development of Nigeria’s film industry.

At the meeting were Bella Ndubuisi of the US Embassy, Halima Oyelade, Juliet Archibong and Astone Danjuma of the NFC.