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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

AMAKA IGWE REMAINS A LEGEND-SAYS HURIWA +wants Nigerian Films Corporation named after her:

A front line pro-media Non-Governmental organization- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has described the reported transition/demise of Nigeria’s foremost producer Mrs. Amaka Igwe as a national tragedy and asked the Federal government to immortalize her memory in a very profound form.
In a statement made available to journalists and authorized jointly by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA has specifically appealed to President Good luck Jonathan to rename the Nigerian films corporation, Jos, after Mrs. Amaka Igwe as one way of according national respect to her memory.
The Rights body which poured encomiums on the achievements of the late films producer has also asked the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism to activate immediate, effective and comprehensive practical mechanism for the endowment of a Professorial chair in the field of creative/performance Arts at one of the Federal Universities as a way of engraving the profound body of knowledge in that field contained in the various creative works produced by the late prodigious producer-Mrs. Amaka Igwe.
On the reported cause of her death, the group has asked the Federal Minister of Health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu to use his good offices to work out mechanisms for the provision of effective, efficient and affordable treatments and drugs against asthma across the country especially as the available treatment drugs for the health challenge are too expensive for both the rural and urban poor citizens living with it. HURIWA noted with dismay that Asthma has in the past few years led to the demise of many promising young men and women that would have made valuable contributions to move our economy significantly forward.
HURIWA wrote thus; “We have just read in the popular social media of the eternal passage of one of Nigeria’s most talented creative writers and an excellent producer Mrs. Amaka Igwe”.
“While we extend our heartfelt condolences to her immediate family and the entire creative arts industry, we urge the Nigerian State to commence the process of immortalizing her great memory including the possible naming of Nigerian Films Corporation after Mrs. Amaka Igwe”.
Further canvassing other ways of immortalizing the late ace producer, HURIWA, a body whose membership includes creative writers stated thus; “We call on the Federal ministry of culture and Tourism to work closely with the federal ministry of Education and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to endow a professorial chair in one of the nation’s federal universities in the field of creative/performance Arts in memory of late Mrs. Amaka Igwe”.
Citing relevant body of information available in the social media, HURIWA stated that the late Mrs. Amaka Igwe born Amaka Isaac-Ene, was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher just as the group recalled with admiration that she was the founder of BoBTV Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks.


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