President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday described actors and actresses as the best ambassadors of the u . s ..
Jonathan spoke while enjoying host to a gaggle, Legends of Nollywood, led with the aid of Mr. Paul Obazele, on the Presidential Villa, Abuja all through which he was honoured with the award of Grand Patriarch of Nollywood.
He mentioned while the glory being delivered to the u . s . thru soccer had been on and off, the Nollywood stars had been doing the u . s . a . proud each time.
He stated, “there are such a large amount of excellent stories about you (Nollywood stars). For us who with the aid of divine windfall and your own will, made us to be here this time, you are our satisfaction, you are our stars.
“actually, you are the finest ambassadors of this united states of america. it is because the Nollywood household has truly helped to deliver just right picture to this us of a.
“prior to now, we have been known for soccer. After sometime, we began fumbling. nowadays we’re on prime, the following day, we are down.
“when you consider that Nollywood got here on board, you’ve gotten been relatively constant and you have got been bringing excellent picture to this country.”
Jonathan likened the Nollywood story to the biblical story of advent where God made a pronouncement that there should be gentle and there was once light.
He said the trade was once produced from a humble beginning when folks didn’t expect any amazing factor to a very ambitious physique, being the 2d in the world.
The President expressed pleasure that the industrial of the trade has now develop into an imperative birthday celebration of the nation’s Gross home Product
He stated he remained dedicated to giving govt make stronger to the industry.
while describing the award plaque given to him as valuable, he mentioned it will be probably the most gadgets in the presidential museum he would set up after leaving workplace.
while additionally agreeing with the group on the plan to determine a hall of fame for actors and actresses, Jonathan mentioned he additionally muted the speculation because the Bayelsa State governor.
He stated his place then was once that it used to be better to also set up a corridor of shame alongside hall of fame.
He said the corridor of shame would deter voters from taking incorrect steps like stealing amongst other social vices.
past, Obazele had stated the crew made up our minds to give Jonathan the award as a result of the legendary enhance he has been giving the business considering that his days as deputy governor of Bayelsa State.
He said no Nigerian President has ever given the motion trade this type of fortify.
“No government has proven different passion in our industry like yours,” he stated.