Jonathan Pays Tribute To Late Justus Esiri



President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has  joined other Nigerians in mourning veteran Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri whom he described as an epitome of commitment, excellence and creativity.

President Jonathan in a statement by his , Reuben Abati reiterated his belief that Nollywood actors have carved a positive image for Nigeria in the eyes of the community, with the  late Esiri, a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), having contributed in no small measure to the creation and sustenance of that image.

The President said that the movie and the country as a whole will greatly miss the popular actor who came to national limelight with his acclaimed performance in the popular television series, Village Headmaster, and other movies.

“The President extends sincere commiserations to the Esiri family, the government and people of Delta State and all fans of the revered actor.

“President Jonathan also condoles the Nollywood Family on the passage of a notable member, mentor, pioneer and inspiring actor, and enjoins the younger members to keep Justus Esiri’s  alive by promoting higher standards in their movies.

“He prays God Almighty will grant the soul of the departed actor peaceful repose.”the statement said.

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