- Yul Edochie believes the Nigerian government are looking for who to blame for their inefficiency
- According to him, America doesn’t blame the movie industry for the gun violence
- The actor has urged the government to work on creating jobs in order to reduce violence.
Recently, the Minister for the Federal Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola criticised the Nigerian movie industry for promoting ritual killings and kidnapping.
According to the minister, Nollywood displays ritual killing in a way that is not real. He said there’s no relationship between money and human parts or attires.
However, Yul Edochie doesn’t agree with the minister’s remarks about the popular movie industry.
According to Yul, Nollywood depicts and dramatises violence the same way Hollywood and other movie industries do. Therefore, it is illogical to pin the blame on the movie industry.
“Sadly, at the moment Nigeria is stuck with a crop of leaders who can’t move this country forward, rather they look for who to blame for their inefficiency, Yul Edochie said.
“America has been producing action movies with plenty of gun violence since I was born. Have you ever seen any American leader blaming entertainers for crime in their country?” The Sun quoted him as telling Inside Nollywood.
“That’s because it’s all about entertainment and it ends there,” he continued.
He then urged the Nigerian government to focus on creating jobs for the youth and work on improving the economy. Since, according to him, all that will help reduce the crime rate in society.
“Our government should focus on providing jobs for the youths, spread wealth, improve the economy and security and crime rate will reduce. It’s very simple.
“They should stop looking for who to blame and do the jobs they were voted in to do or resign for others to try. Next thing, you’ll see them thinking of how to ban Nollywood and render more people jobless,” he told Inside Nollywood.
He also went further to urge filmmakers to work on producing movies with better endings.