Why Nollywood endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan re-election

Despite not running for any elective position in the land, the incumbent president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, is surely delving into politics. She has been everywhere campaigning for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming elections.

In fact, Ibinabo is leaving no stone unturned in her bid to ensure that Mr. President remains in office beyond 2015. During the week, the actress took to her facebook page to explain why Nollywood practitioners have endorsed Jonathan’s re-election bid.

She accused Nigerians of being ‘unappreciative’ of Mr. President’s intervention in most sectors of the nation’s economy.

According to her, “Let me briefly explain why Nollywood and indeed the creative sector seem to have endorsed GEJ for second tenure.

He sets up a $200 million loan scheme residing with bank of Industry and Nexim bank, already accessible to numerous stakeholders, building big screens, DVD/CD replicating plants… Through Project Act initiative, 240 practitioners have benefited in skill enhancement trainings in the US, India, UK, South Africa and Nigeria respectively.

I am one of the beneficiaries. Also, he approved film production grant of an average of 7million naira to 120 film producers and directors…I am also a beneficiary of this project. In addition, he provided N2 billion through project Act for the development of Nigerian film distribution among others.

No president has demonstrated such huge love, respect and support for the creative sector.”

Source: Vanguard NGR

Nigeria's President GoodLuck Jonathan

Nigeria’s President GoodLuck Jonathan

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