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Shoot Movies On Trains For The World To Know We Are Fulfilling Our Campaign Promises —Amaechi To Filmmakers



Shoot Movies On Trains For The World To Know We Are Fulfilling Our Campaign Promises —Amaechi To Filmmakers

Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has advised Nigerian filmmakers to shoot movies on the newly launched train services in the country.

The minister stated that this would make the world know that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fulfilling his campaign promises, while it will also promote the image of the country.

Amaechi noted that President Buhari has improved the railway system in the country and they have granted approval for movie producers to use for shooting at no cost was the government’s way of boosting Nollywood.

Amaechi made this remark in Abuja when he received the Chief Executive of Native Media, Mr Rogers Ofime and his crew members on a thank you visit.

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He said; “We have to do this because what the president is doing in infrastructure should be shown to the world.

“The president has improved on infrastructure and railway is one of them. We have to grant them that approval of using the train. So that the world we know that we are delivering on our campaign promises.”

“We will continue to improve our infrastructure to make the society grow. Road and railway deal with issue of logistics, even if you manufacture you need better infrastructure.

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“The film project is a beautiful idea; it will engage the people meaningfully, provide entertainment and grow the economy.

“We are happy they are doing it and that is why we will be willing to always grant them approval of the train anytime they wish to use it.

“Film makers should improve on what they are doing. The quality of anything you are doing is essential. They have continued to grow with time.

“Improving to become world best is not rocket science. They can be the best in the world with much commitment,” he added.

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Ofime appreciated Ameachi for approving free train services for shooting the movie, ‘Conversations in Transit’.

Narrating his experience upon his return to Nigeria, he shared; “When I came to Nigeria from Canada, what actually fascinated me was the train ride from Lagos to Ibadan and that actually informed the project I am doing.

“One is to showcase the achievement of the administration and also to let people know of another means of transportation which is very wonderful.

“People have been taking the train ride and the feedback has been really great.”