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Audition for pro-NYSC scheme movie ‘a call to service’ begins in Abuja

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Audition for pro-NYSC scheme movie ‘a call to service’ begins in Abuja

Audition for  ‘A call to Service’, an advocacy movie geared towards promoting core values, Acts and Bye-Laws of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), on Saturday held at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that youths, including corps members seeking acting opportunities, in large numbers took part in the audition for the new movie, which held at the Bolingo Hotels.

The scriptwriter and producer of the film, Jairuspaul Osazuwa, told NAN on the sideline that “A Call to Service” is conceived to promote tribal tolerance, national peace and unity, which the NYSC scheme champions.

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He explained that the audition was to discover corps members that had  potential and passion for acting in line with the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) initiative of the scheme.

He noted that Nigeria as a nation has faced a lot of challenges in recent times, and it was imperative to promote things and initiatives that bind citizens irrespective of tribal and religious divides.

“This is the first time  a project of this nature  and magnitude will  be carried  out in the history of the NYSC scheme.

“We are glad is it happening now under the Leadership of Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, who is the executive producer of the Film “A Call To Service”.

“The initiative is birthed by the Director-General of the NYSC and it is aimed at projecting the scheme and spread the message of  peaceful co-existence and selfless service to fatherland.

“The film will also promote the  Acts and Bye-Laws of the scheme by putting the book on screen for effective communication to all stakeholders,” he said.

Osazuwa explained that the star-studded film will feature upcoming and seasoned actors drawn from across the country, including Nollywood veterans Pete Edochie, Ali Nuhu, Imeh Bishop Omoh (Okon) Steve Ebor and Bruno Iwuoha.

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Osazuwa and NYSC Director General will also feature among the cast of ‘A Call to Service.”

According to him,  the film will be shot at locations in FCT, Kano and Delta States, among others.

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