Federal Government Warns Nigerians Against Buying Foreign Films

Published 4 weeks ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 26-01-2020 12:35PM (4 weeks ago)

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The Executive Director of the National Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Adedayo Thomas, has warned Nigerians to desist from buying foreign films.

He made the statement at the public burning of unwholesome and unapproved movies and video works worth N100 million in Lagos. According to Thomas, majority of those films imported are unapproved and illegal, The Nation reports.

Some of the items destroyed included multiple-in-one films, unclassified foreign, local and pornographic films, all in DVDs and CDs format. According to him, many of the burnt products were pornographic with other obnoxious materials illegally imported into the country.

“Most of these foreign films are uncensored, smuggled into the country without rightful permission; therefore, it must be totally banned. It’s against the growth of this country to ship in foreign films without censorship and permission of the property right of the owner. This has caused reductions in our rating, in term of the intellectual property right.

The ones allowed are the ones in the cinema because we are able to manage the cinema and censor it. Therefore, parents and guardians must ensure their children/wards consume only films and video works classified by the National Film and Video Censors Board.”
he said

He revealed that the board has arrested five offenders at Alaba Market and charged them to court while some other retailers were placed on training so as to sensitise them on the kind of products they are supposed to be selling.

Thomas said the burning exercise was recently held in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt, Benin, Sokoto and it will be a continuous exercise so as to stamp out the distribution of these items to safeguard our future as a nation and to also send a strong message to miscreants who feast on other people’s sweat.



jahlovesme at 26-01-2020 03:57PM (4 weeks ago)
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I hear oo..so na dis NIGERIA film wey no dey make sense we go dey watch all the time
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Osahenogae1 at 26-01-2020 04:13PM (4 weeks ago)
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Quote from: jahlovesme on 26-01-2020 04:13PM
I hear oo..so na dis NIGERIA film wey no dey make sense we go dey watch all the time
Federal government officials heads no correct
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Richman1969 at 27-01-2020 06:47AM (4 weeks ago)
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nah karachika flying all over Nollywood killing people magically we go watch? mysterious films occultic? no logical names and finishes?i beg upgrade
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jahlovesme at 27-01-2020 07:10AM (4 weeks ago)
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Quote from: Osahenogae1 on 27-01-2020 07:10AM
Quote from: jahlovesme on 04:13 PM, 26/01/2020
I hear oo..so na dis NIGERIA film wey no dey make sense we go dey watch all the time

Federal government officials heads no correct
I guess they are not in their right senses
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