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 in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that youths, including corps members, seeking acting opportunities, in large number, took part in the audition for the new movie, which held at the Bolingo Hotels.
Mr. Jairuspaul Osazuwa, the script writer and producer of the film, told NAN on the sideline that “A Call to Service” is conceived to promote tribal tolerance and national peace and unity, which the NYSC scheme champions.
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 binds 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 it is 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 spreading 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 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.
He disclosed further that Jairuspaul Osazuwa and the D-G of the NYSC will also feature among the cast of ‘A Call to Service.”
According to him, the film will be shot in locations in FCT, Kano and Delta , among others.