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Cleric tasks entertainers to fight corruption

26 June 2014, 21:31

Lagos - A clergyman, Wasiu Aderibigbe, has called on practitioners in the entertainment industry to complement the efforts of the Federal Government in the campaign against corruption.

Aderibigbe, who made the call in an interview on Thursday in Lagos, said there was an urgent need for the practitioners to use their media to educate Nigerians on the consequences of corruption.

"A situation where actors who played negative roles in movies end up as heroes is unacceptable." he said.

According to him, the industry has enormous powers to influence and mislead people to believe that only those with corrupt tendencies could be successful.

"The culture of corruption can better be fought if we begin to re-educate ourselves, dedicate ourselves to service and change the role models we aspire to be like.Nollywood as a veritable tool in this regard, needs to discourage acts of corruption by ensuring that heroes in movies are those who do not have money but possess integrity and play by the rules.In our movies for instance, the hero is the politician that ends up killing anybody who aspires for the same position in order to be the lone competitor.This should not be the case,’’ he said.


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