Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB) says the Canal Olympia Cinema in Mararaba, Nasarawa state will create 1000 jobs if properly utilised.
Thomas told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the cinema would be a hub that would offer direct and indirect employment.
According to him, the cinema will provide citizens with business opportunities that will further open the environment for development.
He advised Nigerians to use the cinemas as recreational place, adding that theatre had gone beyond entertainment alone.
“This is a massive impact in term of job opportunities; it is the best cinema in Anglophone with 300 capacity seaters and concert stage which can take about 5000.
“I encourage people to think outside the box and grab this opportunity.
“This is because Mararaba is close to the Federal Capital Territory and the cinema uses solar energy as its source of power supply,” he said.
The Director noted that cinemas in Nigeria had grown from 18 to 68 under this administration.
He said that three additional cinemas would soon be opened in Lagos.
He commended the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for his commitment, support and the free hand to work within the mandate of NFVCB.
Thomas added that board would not relent in making cinemas developmental projects in Nigeria with the support of his supervising Ministry.
NAN reports that a new cinema, ‘Canal Olympia’, built by a French company, was opened in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa, on Dce.7.
The Canal Olympia is the first cinema in the state. (NAN)
– Dec. 16, 2020 @ 14:12 GMT |