Obaseki rallies Edo entertainers to grow economy, create more jobs
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for the collaboration of entertainers and other stakeholders in the state’s creative industry to grow the entertainment sector, boost the state’s economy and create more jobs for youths, leveraging the opportunity of Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub built by the state government.
This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant, Media, to the governor, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.
Obaseki gave the charge when he led Edo entertainers, including Osaronkhae Lawrence (MC Casino) and Gbadamasi Jonathan (Edo Pikin), among others on a guided tour of the hub in Benin City.
The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Osaigbovo Iyoha, reassured that his government will sustain projects and programmes to enhance the growth of the state’s entertainment industry, ensuring that Edo youths realise their fullest potentials.
“We have brought our own in the entertainment industry to inspect this hub as they have made an impact in the industry. This facility is for their use and they are in the best position to enlighten the people on the availability of the hub in Benin City.
“The entertainment space, globally, is so massive and lucrative; hence, we want to make use of these great entertainers to boost the economy of the state.
“This is a massive facility for the entertainment industry as we want to reposition Edo State as the world’s entertainment hub,” the governor noted.
In his remarks, Head, Edo Creative Hub, Charles Nzeribe said, “This hub, when in proper use, will generate more jobs for Edo people. Our goal is to reach everybody, both in the state and outside the state, allowing them to know that the hub is to be used for entertainment.”
Meanwhile, Osaronkhae Lawrence (MC Casino) commended the governor for the initiative of the creative hub, describing it as the dream of every Edo entertainer.
He added: “This is a great investment by the Edo State Government and a major breakthrough in the entertainment industry in the state; it is what entertainers in the state have been yearning for over the years. The governor has brought the dreams of entertainers to reality with the building of this entertainment hub.”