Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, announced on Friday in Jos that the revived Zuma film festival will hold in Abuja in December.

The minister disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Plateau governor, Simon Lalong.

NAN reports the minister is in Jos, the Plateau capital to attend the extraordinary meeting of the national council on information.

Mohammed called on the governor and his colleagues from other states to lend full support to the revived festival.

Zuma Festival, a foremost platform for the celebration of motion picture, was last held in 2014, with the theme ‘Nationalism and Patriotism’.

The minister also disclosed that the Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC) was partnering with the Plateau government and Nollywood Nigeria International to establish the concept of Nigerian Film Parliament.

He said the partnership would also give birth to the rock of fame arena and the rock of fame awards.

According to him, the projects will further consolidate the state’s arranging as the preeminent film and tourism destination.

The minister appealed to the state government to complete the construction of the access road to the NFC’s permanent site.

He also appealed for the erection of perimeter fencing of the corporation’s permanent site and the settling of the issues of compensation to the community.



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