Nollywood will grow beyond our present dream -Speaker
Stephanie Ingbian, Abuja
Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says with adequate investment, a supportive regulatory environment, better training and capacity development, Nollywood will grow beyond our present dream and surpass our highest ambition
Gbajabiamila said this at a Two-Day Leadership Master class Training for Nollywood Actors organised by House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu.
“Beyond the questions of economics and profit, there is the issue of the critical role of Nollywood in influencing culture, defining national character, politics and promoting national identity.” @KanayoOKanayo @realkenokonkwo @jimiykeofficial @linusokorie1 @GotniCentre pic.twitter.com/MZsNq2aa5l
— Speaker of the House of Representatives (@SpeakerGbaja) April 16, 2021
He says it was expedient to acknowledge and celebrate Nollywood Actors and Actresses as well as others who make up the Nollywood entertainment industry.
He adds that with talent, fortitude, and extraordinary resilience, they had built a globally competitive entertainment industry in spite of the challenges and constraints in the nation’s environment.
Femi Gbajabiamila also confirms the film industry contributes 2.3 per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with over 2,500 movies produced annually.
The training aims to retool the drivers of movie industry in the countrty to efficiently play their roles of effectual propagation and promotion of our rich national heritage, ideologies and values.
The duo of Gbajabiamila and Elumelu made the assertions at the opening of a two-day Leadership Master Training for Nollywood Celebrities and Stakeholders in the Movie Industry.