• Sun. Mar 26th, 2023


Folarin Falana, Nigerian rapper, popularly known as  Falz, the badh guy has called on the Nigerian Government to reopen the entertainment industry.

Falz who is the son of  Femi Falana,  a human rights lawyer, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Monday shortly after Hadi Sirika,  the Minister of Aviation, declared 29 August as the resumption date for international flights.

It could be recalled that in March public places, cinemas, and other recreational outlets were shut in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

But gradually public places like markets, banks, airports, amongst others have been allowed to reopen, while cinemas, beaches and other places of relaxation remain closed.

Falz reacting to this development wrote, “Restaurants have reopened, places of worship have opened, airlines are in operation,  Let’s not even start talking about all the videos that have been released of political rallies happening, clearly neglecting all safety precautions.

He “Right now, we don’t see anything but a government that contributes little or nothing to its creative sector and continues to attempt to tighten the sector in every way possible. Thousands of people have been left without any way to earn for several months.

“The entertainment industry must be allowed to gradually get back in business. Let’s start with cinemas reopening with all safety precautions in place.”

Also, Akin Alabi, a lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency in the House of Assembly, tweeted, “It’s no longer making sense that cinemas are still closed, they have assured the government and the public that they are ready to open at less than half capacity. Planes are flying full capacity. Parties are going on. Don’t let me mention rallies.”

A tweep, @Gregzetta, wrote, “Cinemas have demonstrated their ability to properly conduct business in a safe manner. It makes little sense keeping cinemas shut while local flights operate, restaurants are open for in-dinning and places of worship open. Open cinemas now.”

@martinskachi1 argued, “If you allow domestic flights to resume, there is absolutely no reason why cinemas shouldn’t. The operations are exact. Same queueing process, same boarding and ticketing process, same seating process, everything!”

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