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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Lagos Assembly Will Support Nollywood – Speaker

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has advised Movie Marketers Association of Nigeria to come up with ideas that would take Nollywood forward. He assured them that the Assembly will back it with the instrument of law.

“There is a ministry in charge of matters that concerns anything about Nollywood and with one of you with us here as a lawmaker we are sure we will do something to protect your interest. It is a war that we have to fight together. Your existence is a source of joy and happiness to Nigeria, and that is why we will be glad to help in any way we can”, Obasa said.

He stated this while making remarks at the Lagos Assembly Roundtable Dialogue with Movie Marketers Association comprising of marketers, distributors, producers and directors, at the Lateef Jakande Auditorium, Assembly complex, Alausa, Ikeja yesterday.

The speaker assured them that government will not allow Nollywood to die because “your industry has developed the economy and made this country popular abroad. And we are happy that you have a strong faith in this parliament and we are ready to partner with you and we share in your plight over piracy”, the speaker said.

In his opening remark, Nollywood actor and now a member of the Lagos Assembly representing Surulere 1 constituency, Hon. Desmond Elliot who facilitated the forum attributed the slow growth in the film industry to little or no involvement of government in the business of the industry.

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