By Gbenga Bada
The Nigerian Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo joined Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), Chairman of the NDLEA to attend a private screening of an upcoming film, The Silent Baron.
The Osinbajo and Marwa joined other dignitaries to see the upcoming film at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja for the event.
Osinbajo exchanged pleasantries with the cast and crew of the movie.
Marwa, who welcomed the Vice-President and his team to the event, thanked guests for attending the screening held as part of activities to mark the United Nations Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking 2021.
Some of the dignitaries at the screening include the member representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Sen. Ishaku Abbo, member representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), Director-General of the National Council For Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Former Chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mrs. Farida Waziri and Secretary of NDLEA, Barr. Shedrack Haruna.
Ifeanyi Ukaeru, the film’s producer and writer, described the screening of the movie as an emotional moment for him. “This is not just a movie, it is a call for surveillance…that Nigerians take responsibility and be vigilant in the fight against drug trafficking and illicit drug abuse,” Ukaeru said, adding “We want people to understand that this war on drugs is something everyone needs to own.”
The Silent Baron, a joint effort between the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Ekwe Nche Entertainment Limited, exposes the drug trafficking and the work done by the agency to frustrate efforts of criminals involved in the illicit trade. The film features Ejike Asiegbu, Sani Muazu, Ngozi Nwosu, and high-in-demand starlets like Nancy Isime, Enyinna Nwigwe, Anthony Munjaro, and Doris Ifeka.