Lagos State government in partnership with Africa Film Academy will be training 600 youths in Alimosho, Badagry and Epe in the state in filmmaking.
In a statement made available on Thursday, quoted the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, as disclosing this at an event organised by the ministry in Alimosho.
Akinbile-Yussuf, during her address at the event themed, ‘Film in a box, on the field,’ noted that the initiative would identify youth talents and train them in order to be the best to further improve the creative industry.
The state government partnered with AFA to train 600 youths in three Local Government Areas of the state, specifically: Alimosho, Badagry and Epe, in the act of filmmaking and exploring different aspects of it.
This is in continuation of our efforts to discover, encourage and nurture talented creative youths of this state, who can favourably compete globally in terms of content and technical know-how in film production.
As we all know that the youth population is the strength and vigour of the society, this explains why Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gives exceptional attention to youth-related initiatives, especially through capacity development as part of efforts by the government to address the growing and increasing unemployment rate across the country.
Also speaking, founder of AFA, Anyiam-Osigwe, stated that the training would last for six weeks and would include practical sessions for the trainees.