Peter and Jude Okoye have criticised the federal government’s plan to stop the shooting of music videos, movies outside the shores of the country.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Saturday said the government had taken steps to get the Nigeria Broadcasting Code (NBC) to put an end to the trend.

He had said: “This government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria.

“We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria.”

Reacting, Jude who manages the affairs of Psquare took to Instagram to lambast the federal government, describing the plan as an exercise in hypocrisy.

“An industry they NEVER encouraged, supported or empowered is what they now want to control. Let all of you stop running to abroad when you are sick,” he wrote in part.

“You people are the ones refusing to fix our health facilities so u travel out when mosquito bite una. So why tell us where to record when u can’t provide uninterrupted power here in Nigeria.

“Sometime I wonder how we got it all wrong.”

Meanwhile, Peter said the government should be grateful to entertainers for putting Nigeria in a good light despite the “shame they bring upon the country”.

Peter said the government has “been failing us since 1960”, adding that, “sometimes am ashamed to be called a Nigerian”.

“Another nationality loading,” he added.



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