It was showering of encomiums as the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) draws the curtain of a three day seminar on education of stakeholders in the film industry.
The three days seminar was brought to a close on Sunday, 29 August with participants awarded certificate of participation.
The participants who could not hide their feelings appreciated the Agency for the opportunity given to them to take part in the life transforming training.
The training which focused on education of stakeholders in the creative industry to be able to meet up with the dynamics of the industry was well attended by youths across the state.
Speaking with journalists after the conclusion of the seminar, a film director and youth leader, Damilare Ifeoluwa Salako, described the seminar ‘as an eye opener’ and an addition to his knowledge as a director, praising the Director-General of the NFVCB, Mr Adedayo Aduke-Thomas, for the opportunity given him to be part of the selected youths for the three days seminar.
“I want to state that I am happy to be here for this seminar, it has really opened my eyes to the dynamism inherent in the creative industry. The organisers did a perfect job and the resource persons are well endowed and did justice to the topics given them,” he said.
In his own remarks, the chairman of the National Youth Council Nigeria (NYCN), Oshodi-Isolo local government chapter, Comrade Ewetade Monsuru said he was very happy for coming to the seminar and that he learnt a lot from the three days and as a youth, he noted that has seen reason why the youth should take part in the opportunities that abound in the creativity industry.
In his words “I will say I learnt much at this seminar. I have seen the opportunities in the creative industry and I am calling on the youth to tap into the opportunities to be able to earn a living. Unlike before, I have just seen that we youths can be business owners, by being creative. That’s what this seminar has taught me. Let me commend the NFVCB for organizing this wonderful event for the youths and women.”
Another participant, Mr Muritala Williams while speaking with journalists described the seminar as a timely intervention in addressing the huge unemployment in the land, he posited that if the youth should grab the inherent opportunities in the entertainment industry, definitely, unemployment will be dealt with as the youth too will automatically become business owners by “being creative”.
He applauded the agency for its campaign against piracy, stressing that, since the advent of the Adedayo Thomas led NFVCB, the activities of the unscrupulous economic saboteurs have reduced greatly.