Lai Mourns Death of Chico Ejiro
Information and culture Minister Lai Mohammed, has
described the shocking death of veteran film producer Chico Ejiro as a
huge blow to the nation’s Creative Industry in general and to Nollywood in particular.
In a statement signed by special assistant to the Minister SEGUN ADEYEMI, the Minister expressed his
condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and indeed to the entire Creative Industry.
Describing the late Ejiro as a prolific movie director and a shining star of Nollywood, which has – through its movies – stamped Nigeria’s
creative presence all over the world.
Lai Mohammed urged Mr. Ejiro’s family and friends to 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.
Thanks to the pace-setting work of Mr. Ejiro and his contemporaries,
Nollywood is today one of the biggest movie industries in the world,
which is provides employment for many Nigerians and creating wealth
for the nation.
”May God grant repose to the soul of the departed and comfort his
family and friends.