Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) has congratulated its two ambassadors – Dr Shaibu Husseini and star actor Ali Nuhu – who were recently appointed by the Nigerian government as Director General, National Film and Video Censors Board, and Managing Director, Nigeria Film Corporation respectively.
In a congratulatory statement signed by the founder and director of the Festival, Isaac Izoya, the NFFG commended President Bola Tinubu for appointing “the right people for the job”. NFFG and its sister event Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA) take place annually in Germany since 2003.
“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our worthy ambassadors Dr Shaibu Husseini and Ali Nuhu on their recent appointment as Director General of National Film and Video Censors Board and Nigeria Film Corporation respectively,” the statement said.
“We also commend President Bola Tinubu for his choice of putting square pegs in square holes in the appointment of Husseini and Nuhu.
“Dr Husseini is a NEGA awardee who has for many years proven that he understands the film art in Nigeria and its progressive development. He has contributed so much either as a journalist or policy maker in the Nigeria film realm. He has been head of jury at several film festivals of the world including African Movie Academy Award AMAA contributions that earned him NEGA award in 2014.
“For Ali Nuhu, he has exhibited artistry in his chosen trade and has been recognised for so doing. He has featured in uncountable number of productions which earned him the NEGA award in 2023.
“We also believe your appointment will contribute to the next level that the Nigerian Film industry is headed.”