Minister of Transportation, Amaechi, to approve train shoots for filmmakers
Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said approval for train shoots will be given to support filmmakers in the country.
He also said the facility would be provided to the movie producers at no cost to enable them to do their shooting.
According to NAN, the Minister made this public while he spoke in Abuja and received Rogers Ofime, CEO of Native Media, and his crew members.
He further charged film producers to strive for quality that would make them compete favourable internationally and boost the nation’s economy.
Amaechi pledged support for the shooting of ‘Conversations in Transit‘, a contemporary gritty romantic comedy and other movies.
The minister said that this would promote a good image of the country.
He also said approving train service for the shooting of the film was to show the world the exceptional infrastructure development going on under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“We have to do this because what the president is doing in infrastructure should be shown to the world,” Amaechi said.
“The president has improved on infrastructure and railway is one of them. We have to grant them that approval of using the train. So that the world will know that we are delivering on our campaign promises.
“We will continue to improve our infrastructure to make the society grow. Road and railway deal with the issue of logistics, even if you manufacture you need better infrastructure.
“The film project is a beautiful idea. It will engage the people meaningfully, provide entertainment and grow the economy.
“We are happy they are doing it and that is why we will be willing to always grant them the approval of the train anytime they wish to use it.
“Filmmakers should improve on what they are doing. The quality of anything you are doing is essential. They have continued to grow with time.
“Improving to become world best is not rocket science. They can be the best in the world with much commitment.”