Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Buhari Must Probe Jonathan's $200m Nollywood Fund - Veteran Actor, Lari Williams
Veteran thespian, Lari Williams, has tasked the government to set up an inquiry into the current state of the grant the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration gave to the entertainment sector.
Williams noted that he and others needed to know what had been disbursed and what had yet to be disbursed.
He added that a proper management of the sectors’ resources would help to keep it dynamic with the provision of requisite infrastructure and training schools for stage and movie performance.
“There was a cash grant for the development of arts in Nigeria disbursed to the sector by the immediate past president but the practitioners do not know how the grant is being disbursed.
“We need to know how the funds given to the sector is being disbursed because the growth of Nigeria’s entertainment industry will be enhanced by such money if well utilised.
“Let’s restructure the industry to give a better foundation for the entertainment sector to grow the way it should," he said.
It should be recalled that President Jonathan on Nov. 7, 2010, during the 30th anniversary of Silverbird Organisation, gave a grant of 200 million dollars to the nation’s entertainment industry.
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