By John Ikani
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Buba Marwa, Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday in Abuja attended the premiere of the movie, “The Silent Baron’.
The movie was produced by Ifeanyi Ukaeru, in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Held at the Silverbird Cinema, it was to commemorates the United Nations Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.
Professor Osinbajo’s presence at the event on Friday’s evening in Abuja, was to lend his support to the global campaign against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
Starring some top Nollywood actors, the movie features the duplicitous life of a young man named Anselm, disguised as a foreign based professional who only visits Nigeria on short vacations.
He lures young ladies with gifts, alluring words and under false pretences as couriers for his illicit drug trafficking business. In the end he was caught.
The movie brings to limelight, the commendable role of the NDLEA in the fight against drug trafficking especially at a time when the agency is aggressively exposing the menace with a significant number of arrests in the last couple months.
After watching the movie, a very delighted Vice President met some of the actors who were also present at the premiere.
He interacted briefly with them and took group photographs with the actors, movie producers and the production crew before departing from the event.
The Producer of the movie, Ukaeru said “he was inspired to write and produce the movie by “our desire to have drug-free society.”
According to him, “The Silent Baron” is “not just a film; it is a project.
“It is a call for surveillance for Nigerians to take responsibility and to be alert to this fight against drug trafficking and illicit drug abuse.”