Maku Canvasses Use Of Films To Re-Orient Nigerians On Security Challenges

The Minister for Information, Mr?Labaran Maku, has advocated the reflection of messages of peace in the film industry to address the country's current security challenges.

Maku made the call at the closing ceremony of the four-day Zuma film festival 2012 organised by the Nigerian Film Corporation.

He said that productions from the film industry could be used to re orient and educate people on the need for peace and security.

According to him, “all of us has a big role to play in ensuring peace and security in Nigeria, the film industry must respond to the challenge we are faced.''

He said?the country's current security challenge was a phase, adding that films could be used to reflect what was going on and bring about peace.

Maku said the industry had the highest potential to create job opportunities for youths in the country.

He commended that efforts of people in the industry in promoting the image of the country.

Maku, however, called for more professionalism, saying that collective efforts was crucial for the industry to attain international standard.

He expressed governments commitment to ensure quick enactment of laws that would guarantee better regulations in the film industry.

Winners of various categories in film making processes received awards for their outstanding performances.

Miss Funke Akindele got the best actress award and Mr Idi Nasiru, producer of 'Naked truth' won the best student film award.

Mr Ali Balogun became the winner of best script award while Mr Yemi Black received the best actor award. (NAN)