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Written by Clement Oluwasegun

Following the ban statement on music videos and movies shot abroad issued by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed which has attracted several ill feedbacks and reactions from Nigerians, especially celebrities, the minister has come out to claim that he was quoted out of context.

He said:

“We have signed many MOU’s (Memorandum Of Understanding) which are now being implemented and we have held conferences around the creative industry.

“All this effort is geared towards one objective to transform the creative industry into a creative economy, so we can allow the creative talent, to blossom and create jobs among other things.

“The creative industry is capable of creating 1 million jobs in 3 years, but this job will not come unless we do everything possible to remove the factors that may hamper the growth of the industry.

“These MOU’s Conferences and dialogues are practical steps to removing this impediment.”

The head of COSON, Tony Okoroji, confirmed at the event on Tuesday that the minister was indeed taken out of context and only wished the industry well.

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