Minister mourns veteran Nollywood producer Chico Ejiro

Minister mourns veteran Nollywood producer Chico Ejiro

Nigerian business mogul Ben Murray-Bruce has taken to his verified Twitter page to mourn Nigerian filmmaker Chico Ejiro.  The former legislator used his Twitter page to send his condolences to Nollywood and the family of the deceased.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the death of veteran film producer Chico Ejiro as a great blow to the Creative Industry of the country in general and to Nollywood in particular.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday, the Minister expressed his condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased, and indeed to the entire Creative Industry.

He described the late Ejiro as a prolific film director and a shining Nollywood star, who, through his films, had marked Nigeria’s creative presence around the world.

Mohammed urged Ejiro’s family and friends to take comfort in the fact that his legacy will endure thanks to the excellent work of the actors and actresses that he helped cultivate over the years and, indeed, the progressive success of Nollywood.

Thanks to the work that set the pace for Mr. Ejiro and his contemporaries, Nollywood is today one of the largest film industries in the world, providing employment for many Nigerians and creating wealth for the nation.

“May God grant repose to the souls of the deceased and comfort their family and friends,” he said.

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