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Lagos govt partners Ebonylife Media to train 117 filmmakers

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The Lagos State Government, in partnership with EbonyLife Media, has trained 177 filmmakers through the Lagos Creative Industry Initiative.

The trainees, who are the ninth set, and the second intake in 2023, were certified at the graduation ceremony, which took place recently at EbonyLife Place, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The trainees premiered four short films as part of their project work, having graduated from the three-month intensive training.

The Director, Administration and Human Resources, Ministry of Tourism and Chairman, Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative, Toyin Ogunlano, said the state government was using the initiative to reduce unemployment among the youth in the state.

She said: “I feel elated, first, because Lagos State is the only state where this kind of opportunity for youths is encouraged, and I am so glad to be a part of it.

“At least 3,950 youths have been trained in this entertainment initiative and we hope that more of them will benefit from it.

“Of course, the focus is to create opportunities for our youths, especially to curb unemployment in society.”

Ogunlana added that as part of the all-inclusive mandate of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the initiative would include people with special needs in their next intake.

“Also, in the next set, we will include those living with disabilities. We are not leaving anyone, any tribe out.

“I urge the graduates to continue to soar. And in the course of achieving their dream in the industry, they can access the state government grant of N400m, once they are found eligible after verification by the Lagos State Film Fund Committee.”

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