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  • Updated: April 28, 2022

FCT Minister Confident Abuja Film Festival Will Boost Tourism

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of state Dr. Ramatu Aliyu on Thursday said the forthcoming Zuma Film Festival will boost tourism and strengthen investment opportunities in the nation's capital. 

Briefing journalists on Thursday ahead of the 12th edition of the festival slated next month in Abuja, she said the FCT Administration will leverage on windows of cooperation with the Nigerian Film Corporation to harness the opportunities created by the festival to develop abundant local talents in the city. 

The minister disclosed that Abuja was rapidly garnering a reputation as a pleasant tourist destination with its rich cultural mix, beautiful sights and a bustling entertainment industry. 

Represented by Director Operation, the office of the permanent secretary FCTA, Samuel Atang,  disclosed that the administration intend to use the programme to further ensure sustainable development of the indigenous film industry. 

On his part, the Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe said the collaboration between NFC and FCTA will bring about total transformation of the film, cinema and tourism activities of the nation especially within Abuja. 

The MD said adequate security measures have been put in place for the safety of visitors within and outside the country, for the seven days festival.

 

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