Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has revealed that the government has a plan of launching another satellite into space to stop television stations from lossing revenue which they pay to foreign satellite firms to air life events.
He made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja when the Nigerian Guld of Actors (NGA) led by its President, Emeka Rollas paid him a courtesy call in his office.
Responding to the request of the NGA, Dr. Onu said that the government is aware of the contributions of Nollywood to the nation’s economy and government is planning to launch another satellite into space that will provide satellite services to Nigerian television stations who pay huge amounts of money to foreign satellite companies live events.
“We are about putting another satellite space to avoid losing more revenue to foreign satelite firms who provide satelite services to our television stations.”
He said Nollywood is brand and assured the Guild of the ministry’s support as he commented them for assisting in job creation
“Nollywood represents our culture to the outside world. It is a brand and we cannot thank you enough for creating job in helping government to reduce unemployment in the country. We are happy that this Guild has done so much for our country and this ministry is willing to assist you to greater heights. We you to become the best in the world because we know that is what you want and though it make take a long time but you will be the best.”
Speaking earlier, Emeka Rollas, President Nigerian Guide of Actors commended the the minister for his great strides in transforming the science and technology industry in the country.
“I sincerely commend your giant strides in transforming the technical advertisement of our country through your strategic and dynamic leadership qualities. Your phenomenal achievements and reputation in the ministry of science and technology is worthy of commendation.”
According to Rollas the group has come to seek a mutual partnership with the ministry to showcase Nollywood to the world through a Nigerian gateway in place of foreign gateways that are currently doing that.
“We seek a mutual beneficial partnership with your ministry to develop and nuture new technological in-ways to the advancement of the motion picture industry in Nigeria. It therefore behoves on us to create a platform that will showcase our movies to the world.”
Rollas was accompanied by Karim Mohammed, Vice President North Central, Tola Balogun, President Anuja chapter, and others.