APC and Labour Party took Guber Campaign to Bayelsa Movie industry says the Government neglect of the Bayelsa Movie industry is shameful
APC and Labour Party took Guber Campaign to Bayelsa Movie Industry expressed surprise of the absence of government officials in the occasion of the Third Edition of the Bayelsa Movie Summit
The event took place at the Mike Angels Cinemas Yenagoa, Bayelsa State which had in attendance, Engineer Udengs Eradiri, governorship candidate of the Labour Party and Dr Solomon David, Director General Pastor Reuben Initiative for Good Leadership and Accountability, who is a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Bayelsa State.
In their separate goodwill messages, Dr Solomon David called on the movie practitioners to support the ticket of Chief Timipre Sylva and Great Joshua Maciver for a better and developed movie industry in the state.
He added that he is ashamed the way the present administration led by Senator Douye Diri is treating the movie makers especially the absence of government representatives most especially, the commissioner for tourism in the programme.
In Bayelsa state, we have not appreciated the tourism sector, the sector was quite viable when Chief Timpre Sylva was the Governor. That he promoted the sector through various programmes such as the AMA Award yearly programme that gave the industry its place of pride .
According to Dr. Solomon David, that this sector is a target market for youth development. It is the hub that refines our youths to national and international celebrities. That if properly utilised, can generate inestimable revenue and its value chain and multiplier effect to the state shall be unprecedented. He added that it is only movie that can show a beauty of any state to the world which the Bayelsa state government has abandoned. Dr David stated.
Engineer Eradiri governorship candidate of the Labour Party lamented the barriers facing the entertainment industry in Bayelsa state, pointing out that his government will earmark N1 billion for the entertainment industry.
Udens further stressed that Looking at what the Association of the Movie Producers (AMP) Bayelsa State Chapter led by Maxwell Jerry Oppoikumo is already doing to uplift without the support of government is pitiful. He said if you go through our manifesto, we have earmarked N1 billion every year to support the industry because there are several barriers against our people.
“We will get consultants that will work with our entertainment industry practitioners, and you must meet certain standards to access the funds and this will remove those barriers”, Engineer Udengs noted.