Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking yesterday visited the National Assembly in Abuja where he met with the senate president, Bukola Saraki and other principal officers of the senate like Stella Oduah, Andy Uba, Dino Melaye, others.
Senate President explained that the National Assembly is not for Managing Directors and heads of big corporations alone but for all Nigerians irrespective of their status in life.
“It is a great pleasure also for us spending this time with you and let you appreciate that we recognize the good things that you are doing. I want to let you know that this National Assembly is not only for Managing Directors of big parastatals, we are here for all Nigerians.
“We want to encourage you to be a good ambassador not only for the youths but the entire country at this moment in time. We believe the best is in this country because we have a lot of talents out there and that it is our responsibility to get all that talent out – those who are already doing well, to get them to do better and place Nigeria as No. 1 in everything that we are do.
“A lot of us are proud of what you guys are doing in the entertainment, music and the film industry. You have already put this country out there. I was saying to my own kids that in our time, all we listened to were foreign music, now they don’t even listen to foreign music, they listen more to Nigerian music.
“I mean, that is a great transformation and we must commend your generation for the fantastic work you guys are doing to change this country. You have changed Nigeria for good and I think this is what we should all be proud of.
“On our part, we will continue to support, in our own way, to encourage, promote and give you recognition so that many people watching you and those coming behind you will be inspired,”
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