The film village has been described by the clerics as a plot to undermine Muslims and their religion by creating a hub for immorality and un-Islamic acts.
A week after the announcement was made by member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, some Islamic clerics led by Sheik Abdallah Usman Gadan Kanya, have opposed the establishment.
According to several reports, the project has been described by the clerics as a plot to undermine Muslims and their religion by creating a hub for immorality.
Read excerpts from Sheik Abdallah Usman Gadan Kaya’s audio message as obtained and reported by Sahara Reporters:
“We have details of a plot in our state of Kano. There is a plan to establish a film village in Kofa, Bebeji local government area of Kano State. There is going to be massive preachings against it and lectures by Islamic clerics considering the danger coming with this.
"So the first benefit Muslims in Kano and Nigeria will get is the establishment of a national or international film village? In which from all parts of the world, people will be coming to Kofa to do film or drama."
"A southerner will come and do film in Kofa; a northerner will come and do film in Kofa. American will come and do film in Kofa, Indian will come and do a film in Kofa and Britons will come and do the same thing in Kofa. To come and practice immorality and destroy our values."
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According to a report by Sahara Reporters, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the proposed film village be cancelled.
The Federal Government had planned releasing 1billion Naira for the kick off of the 20-hectare film village, which would be modeled like a film center in China and India.
In 2015, Buhari promised that his government will look into piracy in Kannywood.
He made this known when some Kannywood delegates paid him a congratulatory visit in his home at Daura, Katsina State.
The interactive session which kicked off the film village project had Ali Nuhu, Falalu Dorayi, Ummah Shehu, Rahama Sadau among others in attendance.