The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Sir Monday Onyeme, has assured members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), that the administration of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori is running an inclusive government.
According to Onyeme, the administration is not discriminatory and embraces the inclusion of the Igbos, Hausas, Yorubas and professional bodies.
The Deputy Governor made the disclosure on Monday when members of the AGN, led by their National President, Chief Emeka Rollas, paid him a courtesy visit at his office, Government House, Asaba.
He thanked members of the body for the roles they played during the 2023 general elections, asserting that it was necessary to make governance inclusive.
“In your speech, you talked about inclusion of some of your members in the present administration; I can assure you that I will convey your message to my Governor, our Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and I am very sure His Excellency will be very receptive about this because, our government is an inclusive one.
“Non indigenes definitely will have roles to play in this administration; so, the Igbo community, Yoruba community, and Hausa community are part of our government.
“Also, professional bodies like yours will be active in this government because, it is our government,” Onyeme said.
The Deputy Governor also assured members of the Actors Guild that the state government would remain interested in activities that take place at the multi-million naira Film Village.
“Anybody with good intentions will be interested in knowing about what goes on in an edifice that gulped hundreds of millions of Naira,” he added.
Earlier, Chief Emeka Rollas, said that they were happy that the Delta State government had always provided a suitable environment for members of Actors Guild of Nigeria to carry out their activities.
He said, members of the association had supported the past administration and were also ready to support the Oborevwori-led administration.
He appealed to the state government to revitalize the Film Village to serve as a meeting point for actors in the country.
Also speaking, a veteran actress, Evangelist Patience Ozorkwor, commended the government of Delta State for the positive roles it has been playing since the inception of the Actors Guild of Nigeria in the country, particularly, the provision of the gigantic Film Village built and donated to the organization by the past administration.
Ozorkwor, stated that Delta State purposeful encouragement for film production to thrive in the state, had further given opportunity for marketers to invest more in the film making industry.
She stated, “today nobody looks down on us, they now see us as professionals, and we are glad to see that in this kind of profession, you do not need to be a graduate to be able to act.”
Sir Monday Onyeme, Deputy Governor of Delta State (left) with the President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Chief Emeka Rollas when the latter led members of the association to pay him a courtesy call at his office, Government House, Asaba on Monday, July 31, 2023.