The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson will lead top government officials from the state, captains of industry and the entire corporate Nigeria to the 10th Anniversary Sponsors Dinner of the Africa Movie Academy Awards on Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island Lagos.
In a joint statement by the Director General of the Bayelsa State Tourism Development Board, Mrs. Ebizi Brown and Chief Executive of AMAA, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe the sponsors dinner is designed to once again engage and partner the private sector on the potentials and benefits of the awards platform to the development of motion picture industry in Nigeria and Africa and also introduce the tourism development initiatives of the State.
Through the Bayelsa State Tourism Development Board, the state has used AMAA as its flagship brand to project the oil-rich state as a destination of choice in areas of business and leisure for foreigners and Nigerians.
Speaking on the sponsors’ dinner with Governor Dickson, Mrs. Brown said, ‘’this year’s edition of AMAA is a special one for us in Bayelsa state and we want to make our guests both Nigerians and foreigners to experience Bayelsa in different form. Our people, our culture and our exotic coastal areas will be showcased to attract the right investments and partnership with the private sector. The dinner will afford us to tell the leaders of private sector to explore the many opportunities in our state and we will seek their sponsorship for this year edition of AMAA.’’
Speaking in the same vein, AMAA boss, Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe disclosed that the relationship between the awards organization and Bayelsa State has blossomed in the last 10 years and the 10th Anniversary of AMAA is planned to give all guests an exciting and memorable experience.
‘’Bayelsa and Africa Film Academy are working to ensure infrastructure that will support film making are readily available. We want to solicit the support of the private sector to support us and sponsor AMAA and other Nigerians initiatives that promote our creative industry, our people and culture. His Excellency Governor Dickson will lead this effort and make demand on Nigerian business leaders at the event. ’’