Nigerian film producer and actor, Bashir Datti is set to slug it out with other politicians in the bid for the Plateau State House of Assembly seat for Jos North North constituency.

Datti, a Nollywood and Kannywood actor and producer for 17 years says his aim is to pave the way for positive societal change as against the habit of criticizing and condemning.

In an interview with MKB, the acclaimed Peace Ambassador said his priority areas if elected will be "Peace, security, education, healthcare, youth/women empowerment and illicit drugs elimination are my priorities."

According to him, Jos North North constituency currently grapples with "poor health care delivery, inadequate government schools, thuggery, drug abuse just to mention a few."

To remedy these, Datti, the son of former Nigerian National football team player said, "I will pursue meaningful, people oriented bills, work with the executive arm of government and NGOs to ensure that the problems are tackled or at least reduced to the nearest minimum."

He added, "My focus will be on improvement of welfare of the people through social and economic development;

"Collaboration with state government to ensure adequate distribution of both primary and secondary schools.

"Collaborate with the executive to ensure adequate health care is giving so as to ensure excellent care delivery;

"Youth and women empowerment through skill acquisition programmes and award of scholarship.

"I will come up with programmes that will foster/encourage peace and its sustenance such as religious tolerance awareness campaign, inter religious and ethnic games competitions," he added.

Datti, a Hausa native whose mother is Anaguta by tribe lamented the poor performance of present and past legislators from the area in tackling the aforementioned problems.

"Here in Jos north north we are yet to see any bill that is sponsored by our member that impact positively on the lives of our people," he said.

The Mass Communication graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria who equally holds a diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Jos therefore enjoined electorates in the constituency to vote wisely in the 2019 General elections.

"They should ensure that they have their PVCs, reject any form of inducement from any politician and vote for credible candidates," he said.

He equally cautioned politicians to shun malpractice and any form of desperation while calling on the nation's electoral body to deliver credible, free and fair elections in the interest of development.