MD/CEO NFC's opening remark: welcoming all the creative giants who have gathered to celebrate cinematic excellence here in FCT. Welcome to all our partners.
ZUFF has remained the nation's foremost film festival because of the network of domestic and foreign collaborators who support it.
We commend FCT for finding it fit to designate Abuja as the host city of zuff.
This connotes that Nigeria has made her mark as a film producing country is now ready to designate Abuja as the film hub of Africa. NFC remains committed to grow the Nigerian Film Industry, ZUMA provides a platform for film networking between Nigeria and her counterparts all the world over.
Film has given Nigeria a pride of place in the tourism world. Nollywood has given our tourism development. Putting Nigeria in the world map. We Thank NFC for making Nigeria a preferred destination. A short while ago the UN Tourist Organization has granted our country the right to host the UN global Tourist Conference. We can proudly use to market our tourism. Thank you.
The leader of the delegation from FCTA. Presented the goodwill message from the Hon. Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FACTA).
This is the first of it's kind here at FCT. Abuja is the Nigerian window to the world. FCT was happy to join hands with NFC in agreement that film production has given us a pride pf place, and has become a high income earner. We Thank NFC for this gesture which has positioned FCT to key into this program. It will add value to the nation and galvanize the youth within the industry, also, our students and practitioners will be able to produce professionals in the film industry that will lead this nation; leading to more foreign exchange and greater exposure. I thank the organises.
Goodwill message from the DG National Gallery of Arts. Represented by the Director, Special Duties Marcus E William. We appreciate NFC because of the massive socio-economic value it has been giving to the nation. This festival will help to push and boost the frontiers of Nigerian entertainment industry.