Governor Abdulfatal Ahmed of Kwara State has warned that the way Nigeria's image was being portrayed by the international media would not do the country any good. He noted that unless Nigerians join hands to address the trend, the much desired investors may be scared away from the country.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Wahab Oba, said: "For too long, the bad side of Africa has been over-projected in the international media."
The governor, who stressed that Nigeria was neither a failed state nor about to be one, spoke when he received in audience at Government House, Ilorin, the crew of an international film, Monkey Men, being shot in the Kwara State capital.
Ahmed, who acknowledged the multifaceted challenges facing the country, said the challenges can be surmounted by building confidence in Nigerians rather than creating a state of helplessness.
He noted that the establishment of a film village at the Kwara State University, Malete, was to boost the development of art and entertainment industry in the country and bridge the information gap about Nigeria in the developed world.Source: allAfrica.