Recall Elliot submitted that Government has to ban the importation of foreign movies so that Nollywood can grow as well as make it difficult for foreign content to come in, so local content can grow.
This he said in a recent interview where he said the government should ban foreign movies just as it banned rice importation.
However, his submission has not gone down well with Nigerians who disagreed with the lawmaker and took to Twitter to air their views.
Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot advices the Government to ban all foreign content from coming into Nigeria.🤷🏾♀🤷🏾♀
— Boombuzz Nigeria (@BoombuzzNG) July 22, 2019
So Desmond Elliot wants me to pick this over John wick or avengers? Clown 🤡🤡 most of this movies reduces ones IQ. pic.twitter.com/yEHnoAiO0Y
— localMAN♻🏁 (@arc_tobi) July 22, 2019
Desmond Elliot, you have fall my hand. Have you forgotten that we have Netflix and piratebay, can govt ban that too? pic.twitter.com/3I3e4bYajG
— Peacemaker (@iamebendavis) July 22, 2019
Imagine "Desmond Elliot" instead of doing your legislative work at the green chambers, you are there soliciting for foreign movies to be banned in Nigeria… So you want all of us to go #BRAINDEAD?
— Rich 4 Ever (@Rich4theSkies) July 22, 2019
Me to Desmond Elliot, bro, @deselliot I think govt should ban your kind of accent so that the country's accents' can grow. We should try to domestic global knowledge and also try to globalize domestic knowledge- Claude Ake
— DOZIE. (@Alvinuzor) July 22, 2019
– How can someone leave the village and come to the city, and within 6months you are a billionaire..did you include traffic in that 6months?🤷♂️It can only happen in Nollywood
You want to reduce our brain to Talopa Chief 🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️#Desmond Elliot pic.twitter.com/DxBEowE8r8
— Golden Links💎 (@Collins3356) July 22, 2019
— Your Junior Sister. (@Amanda__Vicky) July 22, 2019
Perhaps the one who needs banning is Representative Desmond Elliot, so that higher-quality lawmakers may spring forth. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/CWQekdStWK
— 'Débísí (@DebisiAraba) July 22, 2019