Deputy Senate President Urges Kannywood to Promote Peace and Unity

Nigerian Deputy Senate President Barau I. Jibrin met with Kannywood Guild of Actors to urge them to use their movies to promote peace and unity. The actors pledged to partner with the government to tackle security challenges facing the country.

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Deputy Senate President Urges Kannywood to Promote Peace and Unity

Deputy Senate President Urges Kannywood to Promote Peace and Unity

On May 10, 2024, Nigerian Deputy Senate President Barau I. Jibrin met with the leadership of the Kannywood Guild of Actors at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja. During the meeting, Senator Jibrin urged the actors to use their movies to support the federal government's efforts to tackle banditry, kidnapping, and other security challenges facing the country, particularly in the North.

Why this matters: The collaboration between the government and the entertainment industry can play a crucial role in shaping public opinion and promoting peace in Nigeria. As the country grapples with security challenges, the influential Kannywood industry's support can help to encourage positive change and improve national stability.

Senator Jibrin emphasized the importance of the entertainment industry in promoting peace and unity. "You have a crucial role in promoting peace and unity. Use your movies to support the government's efforts to tackle the security challenges facing us in the North,"he stated. The Deputy Senate President encouraged the actors to use their platform to persuade bandits and kidnappers to drop their weapons, repent, and turn a new leaf.

The Senator also commended the industry's contribution to the nation, citing the "uncountable number of self-employed people" who are also employing others. He accepted the actors' request to be the patron of the association and promised to continue supporting them to excel. Senator Jibrin reiterated the National Assembly's commitment to promoting the entertainment industry across the nation.

The actors, led by Chairman Alhaji Alasan Kwalli, described Senator Jibrin as a "great pillar" and a "father to the Kannywood industry," acknowledging his long-standing support. Alhaji Shehu Hassan Kano, Chairman of the association's Board of Trustees, assured the Deputy Senate President of their readiness to partner with the government to promote peace and unity in the country.

The meeting between Deputy Senate President Barau I. Jibrin and the Kannywood Guild of Actors highlights the importance of collaboration between the government and the entertainment industry in promoting peace and unity in Nigeria. As the country continues to grapple with security challenges, the influential Kannywood industry has the potential to play a significant role in shaping public opinion and encouraging positive change through their movies and public platform.