The Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Muhammed Nadada Umar, was among special award recipients at a dinner organised by Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC) as part of this year’s annual Zuma Film Festival.
According to the award organisers, the SMEDAN boss was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the growth of the movie industry as part of his brief to encourage the growth, profitability and continued existence of small and medium scale businesses in the country.
Speaking to reporters after the award ceremony held in Abuja , Nadada thanked the organisers for the recognition, saying that the entertainment industry needed to move away from just entertaining people to making money.
He noted “What we are doing is to assist the movie makers make good profits from their creative work. Entertainers should not only be there to fulfil their passion and make people happy. They should also be able to make a living and feed their respective families from the proceeds of movie making.”
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