Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has charged the newly-elected executives of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) to fulfil their promise of revolutionising the film industry.
In a congratulatory message to AMP’s President-elect, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and her team, the Commissioner tasked them to ensure professionalism and production of movies that are rich in content and preach good morals.
Akinbile-Yusuf also urged the new exco to build on the good legacies of their predecessors and be determined to improve the status of the Association beyond its present position.
In her words: “I want the new President of AMP to hit the ground running and be determined to fulfil her promise of revolutionizing the Nigerian Film Industry through a reformed AMP that promotes the interests of all producers in Nigeria.”
According to the Commissioner, the election of Anyiam-Osigwe as the first female president and her deputy, Queen Blessing, on a joint two-women ticket does not only represent a significant milestone that sees AMP embrace women in leadership, but also confers on her and members of her team the need to justify the confidence reposed in them by AMP members.
She lauded the AMP members for a seamless election and transition, adding that the Association has once again set precedence worthy of emulation for future elections.