Nollywood Kick Against Appointment Of Marine Engr. As NFC Boss

Story by Osaremen Ehi James/
Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013

There is a storm presently brewing in the Nollywood and if not quickly calmed, it could turn out to something disastrous. The reason is not far-fetched. The movie industry players are not happy with President Goodluck Jonathan over the appointment of Danjuma Dabo as head of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC).

In a Blackberry protest, stakeholders in the motion pictures industry in Nigeria believe it is an insult to appoint Dabo, who is a Marine Engineer, to overseer the creative industry, especially Nollywood, which is the second largest film producing industry in the world.

Leading the campaign is the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima. She called on other stakeholders in the industry to kick against the appointment calling it a 'height of insult and a big slap on the faces of filmmakers."

Her Blackberry broadcast reads;

"This is the height of insult and a big slap on the face of film makers and the entire stakeholders of the film industry in Nigeria. How can a Marine Engr. be made the MD/CEO of Nigerian Film Corporation?

"The govt. might as well make a furniture maker the new health minister or a farmer the Attorney-General or Solicitor-General of the country.


"All true blue practitioners should rise and say no to this. We need professionals who understand the challenges of our growing industry. This is a NO to this appointment. Pls pass on."

This message can massive re-broadcast by those who reasoned with the former beauty queen. They opined that the Federal Government erred in this one. They called on President Jonathan to reverse the appointment and put a professional for the job.

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shut up
5/13/2013 11:09:04 PM
u talk too much these days, what do u mean, are u saying because he is an engineer he doesnt have even the slightest idea of what happens in the nigerian films industry?, since na u sabi pass FG, go appoint by urself na, all of u are just looking for opportunity to squander money.
noise maker
5/14/2013 1:59:23 AM
forget this matter..which stakeholders are u calling upon to kick against wat?...when they are all roving around GEJ to get one thing or d other mtcheww they are all selfish ie gennifcukingvive, stephney horse face okereke, kok abi aki n pawpaw they are all MFR they have sold their souls n hav also sold IBinabo stop making noise
True talk
5/16/2013 12:41:43 AM
The lady is right...give her a break! GEJ is a confused president. What sort of appointment is that,; a carpenter to oversee a clinic...mtcheeeeeeeeee!
she is right
john amos
5/14/2013 12:25:50 AM
she is damn right nigga, what connection dose engineer and acting have, can a table tennis player go and coach super eagles, the mistakes in appointing someone is to appoint the wrong person to the right office,i support you ibi .
Make Nigeria a better place
5/14/2013 2:05:06 AM
Nigeria is so corrupt, Jonathan you keep disappointing.
Where were you guys when they started from the bottom, now
nollywood is making progress, u want to add polities to it ,to spoil
and destroy all there hardwork. This is wickedness , Jonathan should
concentrate in making Nigeria a better place other than looking for a way
to put Nollywood down.
By appointing gold diggers and educated ilterats.... r*****h

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