By Funmi Ojo
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has described Nollywood as the uncelebrated booster of the national economy which must be harnessed for sustainable development.
Governor Adeleke stated this while hosting top stars of the Nollywood industry at his country home in Ede, Osun state.
The governor, who unveiled his administration’s plan for the creative industry including entertainment, culture and tourism, assured Nollywood stars that his administration was prepared to collaborate with Nollywood to make Osun State a global tourist destination.
He explained that his agenda for the sector involved hosting several global standard events, creating of entertainment village in the three senatorial districts, infrastructural upgrade of tourist sites, logistics support for Osun as a film location and cluster industry for craft sub-sector.
The Governor maintained that his focus on infrastructure upgrades in the last year was to attract investors and the creative industry people to Osun, noting that his administration is working to provide good roads, quality healthcare facilities and security.
Earlier, the Founder of BON Awards, Mr. Seun Oloketuyi who led the Nollywood team to the governor commended him for hosting the 2023 BON Awards, describing the governor as a lover of the entertainment industry.
In attendance at the event were the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Akinrogun Dele Momodu, Fred Amata, Adebayo Salami, Keppy Ekpeyoung, Toyin Adegbola, Shushu Abubakar among others.