The Chairman of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce has been appointed as a honourary special adviser in the cabinet of newly sworn in Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson.
In a statement made available to pressmen, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson says Mr. Bruce, 54, is expected to perform in advisory capacity as a ‘Special Adviser on Investment and Tourism, drawing on his wealth of experience in show business garnered over the years.
The move is intended to maximally boost Bayelsa state’s tourism sector, harnessing the vast economic potentials of its aquatic environment.
The entertainment boss back in October 2011 declared his intention to run for the governorship of same state but was later eliminated. Some say Bruce was disqualified because he possessed dual citizenship.
Bruce sits atop The Silverbird Group, which consists of Silverbird Entertainment, Silverbird Cinemas, Rhythm FM and Most Beautiful Girl Nigeria. The group is thought to be one of the largest media entertainment companies in Africa.