Creative Professionals Of Nigeria Visits Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has reiterated his government’s resolve to continue to support the creative industry in Nigeria.

The President made the remark in Aso rock villa yesterday while receiving in audience ,members of the Creative Professionals of Nigeria led by its President Mr Segun Arinze.

Flanked by his Vice,Namadi Sambo, Minister of the FCT and his counterparts in the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation as well as the Supervising Minister at the Ministry of Information,the President applauded the great roles being played by the Creative Professionals in laundering the image of the country within and outside the shores of the continent.

According to him “the Creative industry in Nigeria has been a catalyst for change and has  been in the forefront of promoting our core values as Nigerians as well as putting our Nation  in the world map”.

He also commended the industry for its job creation efforts. He assured the industry of his full support in all its programmes.

In his own remark, Vice President Namadi Smabo thanked the Association for its pioneering efforts in the Movie Industry which according to him has put Nigeria in the pride of place in the comity of Nations.

The Vice President who called himself a creative person too (Architect) jokingly said that whenever he travels abroad most foreigners call him IGWE due to what they watch of Nigerian movies, said the industry is a huge success.

Earlier on the Minister of Culture and Tourism ,Edem Duke said the Association came at an auspicious time in our journey in nationhood and called for the compilation of a full directory of all creative professionals in the country.

He commended the efforts of the pioneering members of the Association and pledges the unflinching support of his ministry towards ensuring that the lofty objectives of the Association are met.

In his speech, the leader of delegation, Mr Segun Arinze commended the support of President Goodluck  Jonathan for the creative Industry in Nigeria. According to him, No Nigerian former Head of State has done as much for the industry as President Goodluck Jonathan. He also thanked the President for the intervention funds made available to the movie industry.

He also commended the President’s achievement in such sectors like  Aviation, Power, Roads, Health, and Agriculture, Education etc pledging the support of members of Association to the administration..

The highlight of the visit was the presentation of life size portrait of the President autographed by all members of the association.

Some of the members of the Association that attended the event were Actors Guild of Nigeria President Ibinabo Fiberesima ,Zeb Ejiro,Chico Ejiro,Fred Amata,Ramsey Nouah,Timi Dakolo,Sammy Okposo ,Victor Okhia, Victor Osuagwu,Emeka Ossai,Monalisa Chinda,Opa Williams,Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN Nigeria),Azu Amatus,Seun Oloketuyi,Fidelis Duker,Teco Benson ,Ifeanyi Dike,Fathia Balogun  etc.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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