17 June 2016
The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says it has started a nationwide clampdown on marketers of unwholesome and uncensored films.
Its Director of Operations, Mr. Cornel Agbim, said in Abuja that the board had also started the prohibition and sanctioning of distributors as well as the distribution of every defaulting film to improve the status and security of the industry.
“The NFVCB Director-General, Ms Patricia Bala is bent on getting rid of all unwholesome films in the country.
“The defaulters include unlicensed distributors of uncensored movies, unwholesome films and pornographic videos.
“The action also targets those who are known to exhibit film or video works in unregistered premises or places that are not approved and certified by the board.
“The board warns that anyone who falls into any of these categories should quickly go to the nearest NFVCB office and rectify his or her area of default,’’ he said.
Agbim added that the first phase of the clampdown would end on Monday, June 24 and would cover Benue, Cross River, Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu States.
He admonished relevant stakeholders to grab the opportunity to get their movies censored and licenced.