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Falz, others beg FG to reopen cinemas

By Maria Ifafesobi

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Nigerian popular rapper and singer, Folarin Falana, popularly known by his stage name, Falz, has called on the Federal Government to reopen cinemas and the entertainment industry.
The Bop-daddy crooner made this known on his twitter account on Monday shortly after the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced August 29 as the reopening date for international flights.
The Cinemas like other public places were shut in March to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. But while some of these public places like markets, banks, airports, amongst others have been reopened, cinemas, beaches, and other relaxation centers still remain closed.
In response, Falz wrote that “Restaurants have reopened, airlines have been operating, places of worship have also been permitted to reopen. Let’s not even start to talk about all the videos that have surfaced of political rallies happening, clearly neglecting all safety precautions.
“Right now, we don’t see anything but a government that contributes little or nothing to its creative sector and continues to attempt to stifle the sector in every way. 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, a lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Akin Alabi, wrote that “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, tweeted that, “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 claimed, “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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