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Published On: Mon, Jul 30th, 2018

Kannywood’s producer Datti turns politician, vying for Plateau Assembly seat

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From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos

The famous Kannywood producer, actor and continuity supervisor, Bashir Lawandi Datti has expressed his readiness to participate actively in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Datti – a graduate of Mass Communication from NTA TV College, Jos during
his formal introduction at the office of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jos North local government, said he has the qualities and wherewithal to represent Jos North-North constituency at the Plateau State House of Assembly.
The Jos-born producer and the son of former 1972’s Nigeria’s National team goalkeeper, Lawandi Datti said his blueprint, when elected into office, would be to have a peace building agenda that would forge and foster ethnic and religious tolerance.
He said, “Only PDP can make Nigeria a better country, but at my own level if elected, I would improve welfare of the people through social and economic development, I would collaborate with state government to ensure adequate distribution of scholarship to both pupils and students of primary and secondary schools respectively.”
Datti who supervised the Nollywood’s blockbuster film ‘Sink or Swim’ also explained that he was inspired by Nollywood’s actor, Desmond Elliot’s steadfastness and commitment before he was elected to represent Surulere constituency at Lagos State House of Assembly in 2015.
Datti who produced one of the Kannywood’s block-buster movies titled ‘Gidan Aure’ also added that he would collaborate with the executive to ensure adequate and excellent healthcare service delivery.
“Youth and women empowerment through skill acquisition programmes and award of scholarship would be my priority. Also I would devise a means of how to tackle drug abuse.” He said.

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