BY; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Chairmanship Candidate for Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), Plateau State Chapter, Mr Ibrahim Lawal Ibrahim has vowed to revamp the industry as one the biggest employer of labour in addressing youth restiveness in the troubled state
According to him, “the industry stands to transform the youth by empowering them to be productive to themselves, society, family and to also avoid drugs related addiction“.
He made this disclosure at the Kwararafa Cinema in Jos North Local Government Area of the state, while picking a form to run as one of the candidates.
“There are abundant opportunities in the motion picture industry if adequately harnessed and it will boost the financial income of everyone because idleness creates more problems where politicians use cash in engaging the youths commit all manners of crime.“
In his electioneering campaign promises, Ibrahim told them that as a journalist, he would employ his connections and experience to promote motion picture industry towards engaging upcoming artists for them to be useful and earn revenue to the government.
According to him, MOPPAN has been neglected over the years due to lack of commitment and seriousness of the practitioners but promised to reposition it if given the mandate, both Christian and Muslim youth will stand to benefit.
The Nasarawa State correspondent of African Independent Television (AIT) assured the youth to shun all the criminal tendencies and embrace hard work to end them respect in the society.
He maintained that as critical stakeholders, he is going to organize an interface with religious leaders to educate them on the need to be involved their own legitimate businesses to generate incomes.