Canadian firm to train 3000 Nigerians on animation

Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Mr Lai Mohammed
disclosed on Wednesday at the opening of French, Japanese and Nigerian animated
film festival in the nation’s capital that a Canadian company will be training
over 3000 Nigerian film makers on animation.

According to Mr Lai Mohammed, a Montreal-based company, Toon Boom,
will train Nigerian youths in animation. “The firm will provide what is
industry grade certification and tools so that those Nigerians can compete for
global work. The firm works for Disney, Nickeledeom. It is Nigerians who
will do the actual training. It’s a train the trainer and certification
programme similar to what happened in India”, he said. On the whole we envisage
5,000 Nigerian youths being trained but we are starting with 3,000”, he added.
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