45-year-old actor and Honourable representing Surulere Constituency Honourable at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot, has called for a ban on foreign movies in Nigeria.
The actor in a recent interview spoke on the various means through which the government can foster the growth of the country’s movie and entertainment industry at large.
He noted that the government needs to make it difficult for foreign contents to come into the country, the same way the importation of rice is treated, so that the industry can grow.
“First, they need to create an enabling environment for this industry to thrive. Secondly, they need to consciously intentionally focus on building the industry, treat it like you are importing rice. So you ban all foreign content, make it difficult for foreign content to come in so your local content can grow“, he said.
He also stated that at the government is not expected to do everything for the industry, but at least should create an enabling environment and empower the people, noting that the entertainment industry is the greatest product the country can ever have.