Thursday, November 27, 2014
Gov. Rochas Okorocha pledges N100m for Imo Film Academy
Governor Okorocha who was personally present at the event alongside his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, apart from setting apart a vast area of land for the academy on which the magnificent IFACA rehearsal hall and other state-of-the-art facilities already exist, a staggering sum of N100million fund was also announced to promote and support Igbo speaking film through the Academy.
While decrying the marginalisation of the Igbo tribe in some key areas of the nation's affair and clamour for urgent redress, the governor was however optimistic that the movie industry is a veritable tool for proper cultural representation of the Igbos and also a catalyst for self-reliance among the youths.
On her part, the Director General, Nkeiru Silvanus reassured everyone of her commitment to use her vast wealth of knowledge in the art to bring about a great development in the state's movie industry.