The Chairman, Ovia North East Local Government Council, Honourable Scott Ogbemudia, believes that engaging youths in the locality through film production, will limit the level of restiveness and boost economic development.
Honourable Ogbemudia, who spoke to newsmen while playing host to top delegates from the Benin film Academy led by the award winning movie producer, Lancelot oduware Imasuen, today, in Okada the administrative headquarter of the Council, urged film producer’s in the Country to take advantage of the Tourist potentials in the locality to enrich the movie industry.
He said, “looking at most of the films produced from Lagos, there was the need to also engage some youths in the territory to learn how to produce and edit films to compete with the international best practices”.
The Council Boss, who was conspicuously elated by the collaboration between the duo, harped on his plans to partner with the Academy to reduce societal restiveness and flurry of cult Related killings in the State.
Ogbemudia, maintained that, engaging as many youths in the local government area on Film production, will encourage more windows of job opportunities and reduce unemployment.
Appreciating the ace movie producer, for his contributions to Human Capacity developmental and nations building, through movies that portray the Country’s image in a positive light, the Council Boss revealed that,his administration will continue to Craft veritable initiatives in line with the idiology of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Government .
Speaking earlier, Mr Lancelot Oduware, who led the delegates to the Council’s Secretariat, thanked the Chairman for receiving them and for his continued support to the ideal of establishing the Benin Film Academy in 2017.
Lancelot Oduware, noted that, the ideal of establishing the Academy was born out of raising stars within the Niger/Delta region in the film making business.
While presenting some of the students from the Academy, who emerged winners of the Pitch Win Shoot Competition (PWS), Mr Oduware pour ecomium on the State Government, for owning up to the ideal of promoting indigenous film makers, Actors and Actresses across the State.
The, ace movie producer, however, informed the Council Boss of his plans to mark his 25th anniversary, as a film maker, sometime in the year.