Godwin Obaseki, governor of Nigeria’s Edo state, has announced plans to set up a 30-hectare TV village in Okhoro, an area of state capital Benin City.
Revealing the project at his administration’s second anniversary celebrations in Benin, Obaseki said the village would attract great investment from the Nollywood industry.
The governor also revealed that the state’s 2019 budget would allocated N250m to create jobs for young people and to elevate the country’s creative industry.
“We have been trying to fix roads, healthcare and education sectors over the past two years,” Obaseki said. “We want to build an entertainment hub. We have a 30-hectare premises in the Okhoro axis of the state for this purpose and it will have investments from Nollywood.
“We want to give youths jobs and entertainment. There is hope for talented youths because we have artists from the state who are succeeding and making waves in the entertainment industry.”
Obaseki added that power supply would not be a problem for the TV village: “Electricity has been our problem and we are solving it. We will have our own electricity company in Edo before the celebration of my administration’s third year anniversary.”
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