The governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, condoled with the Ejiro family, Nollywood community, the people of Ozoro and Isoko nation on the untimely passing of a consummate filmmaker.
Dr Okowa on behalf of the government and people of Delta expressed his deepest condolences to the Ejiro family and friends, including Nollywood, where the late veteran filmmaker and movie director featured prominently as a doyen of Nigerian movies.
He described the late Chico Ejiro as one of the country’s iconic filmmakers and who was reputed to have produced over 80 films within five years.
While acknowledging that Ejiro was indeed a household name and pride of Delta State, the governor noted he will be greatly missed by movie lovers.
He expressed optimism that the late Chico Ejiro will be long remembered and honoured for his rich contributions to the formation and growth of Nollywood.
Okowa prayed that God to grant eternal rest to the soul of the departed Ejiro and comfort his family and all who mourn him.
Chico Ejiro reportedly died on Friday in Lagos after a brief illness.
Born Chico Maziakpono, the renowned movie producer, director and scriptwriter, who died at 51, hails from Ozoro in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.