Era of Nollywood glorifying drug barons, criminals is over, says AGN

Emeka Rollas

The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas Ejezie, has pledged the assist of the Nollywood film trade to the warfare in opposition to drug abuse championed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

This was throughout a go to to the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), on the National Headquarters of the NDLEA in Abuja, on Monday.

Speaking, the AGN President mentioned the period of glorifying drug barons and criminals is way gone whereas stating that the Guild is able to assist campaigns on the menace of drug abuse and trafficking.

“We are right here right now to affirm our full assist to your efforts in combating the menace of medication in our society as we strongly imagine will assist scale back drug crime to the barest minimal.

“As a Guild of main influencers and in keeping with our set aims to coach, inform and entertain in addition to our avowed dedication to nationwide improvement, we search a mutually useful partnership with the NDLEA to leverage on the star-power of our members in selling a few of your transformation applications particularly on drug trafficking and abuses.

“The Majority of our members are youths and attraction to a era of youths who’re influenced closely by web content material and social media.

“We have, due to this fact, outlined some advocacy applications to enlighten Nigerian youths on the risks of drug abuse and trafficking; they embrace however not restricted to: manufacturing of skits majorly for social media campaigns; drama sequence on adverse results of drug abuses, rehabilitations, eradicating the worry of stigmatisation and benefits of whole abstinence; have interaction a few of our A-list actors as NDLEA Ambassadors to assist use their star energy to discourage the youths from doing medicine, amongst others.

“We share within the dream of a greater Nigeria the place success would be the reward for onerous work and never by means of drug trafficking and different drug-related offences.

“The era of glorifying drug barons and criminals is far gone and the Actors Guild of Nigeria, as Ambassadors of Nigeria’s image, is readily available for advocacy campaigns, talk-shops, production of skits, playlets, feature films etc, on the menace of drug abuse and trafficking,” he said.

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