Former governor of Anambra State and alleged presidential aspirant Peter Obi on Wednesday explained that the Nigerian movie industry can place the country in global spotlight.
Speaking at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Obi said:
“I don’t think anything has impacted our contribution to Africa as much as Nollywood. It allows Nigerian actors to be able to tell our own stories, even our history. In today’s knowledge and creative economy all over the world, you can see our contribution.
“Nollywood has added about $7.3 billion to our GDP. It has employed about one million Nigerians and it is the second largest employer of labour after agriculture. And I’m sure it will do more, looking at what is happening here today.
“You can see it tonight. There is no issue of tribalism and you only see this when there is creativity. It is based on talent and hard work. I am sure that with talents like this, we will build a better Nigeria. The young ones should take over.”