Comedian Ali Baba has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the country ahead of the 2019 election.
The comedian, in a post on his Instagram page, advised the federal government to invest in arts and tourism, rather than distributing money under various ’empowerment’ schemes.
He disclosed how developing the arts in Nigeria can help the federal government gain more.
Posting a photo of Buhari, he wrote: “Like we told those before you, Mr President, we don’t need you to give us money. Just provide the enabling environment, AND, WE, WILL BE THE ONES TO GIVE YOU MONEY.
“Let the government make a deliberate attempt to promote the arts. Piracy laws. Structure for enforcement of those laws. Film villages. Museums. Creative fora. Cinemas.
“Promotion of culture and tourism just like you promote crude oil then we will show you the money. Sir, you see all these meetings you are having, we have held them before plus several breakout sessions. Only to be forgotten. And remembered just at the dawn of another election.”