The Federal Government is currently mourning the death of veteran Nollywood movie director and producer, Chiko Ejiro. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently had his say via a statement, while sympathizing with the friends and families of the filmmaker.
According to him, Chiko Ejiro’s death is a huge shock to the Nigerian movie industry, but his legacy will live on through the excellent works of the actors and actresses he helped to nurture over the years.
He added that the deceased definitely contributed to the progressive success of Nollywood.
His words, “Ejiro was a prolific movie director and a shining star of Nollywood, which has — through its movies — stamped Nigeria’s creative presence all over the world
“Family and friends can take solace in the fact that his legacy will live on through the excellent works of the actors and actresses he helped to nurture over the years, and indeed in the progressive success of Nollywood.”
“Nollywood is today one of the biggest movie industries in the world, which is providing employment for many Nigerians and creating wealth for the nation”.