The House of representatives spokesperson, and also The Chairman Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin O Kalu has been honoured with a “Humanitarian Service award” by the creative industry group in Abuja.
The group Executive led by Felix Duke, Emeka Osai,Chico Ejiro,Ngozi Nwosu and others while presenting the award said that the award is in recognition of Hon. Kalu’s various advocacy for social justice and philanthropic work for the down-troden and common man.
Felix said that, “After much groundwork, it was discovered that Hon Kalu has shown himself to be who fights for the common man and the downtrodden and his name reverberate unequivocally. hence the reason for the Humanitarian Service award.”
The group also stressed the need for the youths creativity to be harnessed and called for the revival of the creative industry.
In his response, Hon. Benjamin commended the creative industry for their role in National Integration and added that it gives him joy to see people of different Nationalities playing and dancing to Nigerian music each time he travels around the world.
Hon Benjamin thereby promised that the green chamber will support the creation of a commission and a bill that will give legal backing to all activities of the industry.
He said that with the bill that will be headed by those in the industry and not outsiders in place, the voices of the actors and stakeholders in the creative industry will be better heard.
He also said that the green chamber will give it a push stressing the need for diversification of the economy which the government is interested in.
He said, “With the creation of the creative commission, not only are we diversifying our economy, it will also reduce unemployment.”.
“And The way the not-too-young to run bill is assented to, the green will make sure that this bill get a quick passage.:”, he continued.
The group thereby expressed appreciation to the Honourable member for his open door policy and supports.
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