The Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), Dr Chidia Maduekwe, has congratulated President Bola Tinubu on his successful inauguration as the 16th president of Nigeria.
Maduekwe in a congratulatory message on Tuesday, said Tinubu ‘s enthronement as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria has herald in a renewed hope for a united, secure and prosperous Nigeria.
The NFC helmsman therefore urged stakeholders in the creative industry, especially filmmakers, to support the new president as he rolls out programme and policies towards ensuring strong economy, adding that “ Nigeria is in capable hands as he is confident that this administration will drive sustainable economic growth and development across all sectors.”
“On behalf of myself and the Nigerian Film Corporation, I heartily congratulate His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his successful inauguration as the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This is historic occasion in our democratic journey surely marks the beginning of a new chapter for our dear nation.
“The NFC, which by his mandate is committed to the development of a viable and sustainable film industry and cinema culture in Nigeria, is set to break new grounds under this administration.
“I therefore call on all stakeholders in the industry to ensure that the narratives moving forward should be geared towards building a strong and united nation by deliberately promoting those things that bind us as a people with common destiny.
“There is no doubt that after Agriculture the audiovisual sector in Nigeria is currently the largest employer of labour according to NBS statistical analysis ,” he said.
The NFC boss however noted that the sector remains the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in the Tinubu’s administration to ramp up the youth productive engagement in our economy.
Maduekwe lauded the seamless handover of power by the last administration, adding that it was possible because of the exemplary leadership of the Immediate-Past President, Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, Buhari did not only ensure free and fair elections, but has also shown strong commitment for smooth transfer of power to the incoming government ,demonstrating patriotism and Statesmanship.