Rivers entertainers meet Wike, want ministry of entertainment


Entertainers in Rivers state have asked the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to intervene in the industry so as to provide the necessary structural actions that would make their trade flourish.

Entertainers who matched to the government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday and led by Jikume Bethlehem congratulated the Rivers State Governor on his landslide victory and outstanding performance during his first term.

She commended the Rivers State Governor on his interventions and investments in the entertainment industry since he assumed the leadership of the state.

She said: “The World Class Port Pleasure Park, Red Lawson Cultural Centre, the Plugged Music Concert and many other national and international events sponsored by the state enabled us showcase our talents.

“Our promise keeping governor, the entertainment industry if properly managed could generate revenue for the state, curb youth restiveness and showcase our talents and culture globally “.

The entertainers appealed to the governor to intervene in the entertainment industry to enhance its growth. While calling for empowerment, they urged the creation of an agency or ministry to handle issues of entertainment.

Representative of Rivers State Governor and Permanent Secretary of Government House, Port Harcourt, Dr Onyenachi Nwankwor thanked the entertainers for their support and votes that contributed to the re-election of Governor Wike.

The governor said that he remains committed to the promotion of the entertainment industry as shown by his several investments in the sector.

He noted that the interactive session between the governor and the entertainers will hold at a scheduled time.