Theater Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended all movie production effective from Friday, March 27, due to the widespread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National President of the association Bolaji Amusan made this known on his Instagram handle, saying the decision was taken to adhere to the government’s directive on social distancing.
Amusan advised all movie stakeholders, producers, marketers, actors and actresses to stay in their various homes to be safe from contracting the virus.
The TAMPAN President alluded that “after serious meeting with stakeholders in the movie industry, we realised we need to safeguard our lives and we have decided to suspend movie productions. This will take effect from March 27 until April 17.
He urged them to remain in their respective homes and observe personal cleanliness coupled with the preventive measures stated by the health officials. To also avoid social gatherings and remain tenacious in prayers to God.
The thespian averred that “you all know that our job requires some kind of division of labour which will require lots of people to come together”.
“So we need to take this decision,” he advised.
The association vowed to punish any member who violates the rule.