Pornographic movies worth N3.5 billion has been destroyed by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and some other unapproved films.
Executive Director/CEO of the NFCB, Mr Adebayo Thomas disclosed on Friday on the sidelines of the NFVCB’s stakeholders forum holding from August 11 to 14 in Asaba, Delta.
All the items were seized from markets across the country during raid by the board officers, saying that their destruction will serve as deterrent, says by Thomas.
He explained that the items seized included production equipment, DVDs, CD copies of multiple-in-one films and other uncensored foreign and local films, as well as pornographic materials.
We have confiscated and destroyed about N3.5 billion worth of unapproved film and video works across the country over the past three years now .
“Industry players lost billions of naira to adulterated, smuggled and unclassified works through unlicensed agents and distributors, which ultimately denies the government its statutory revenues.
Without prolonging matter, pornographic movies have negative impacts on individual, groups in the society.
Thomas attributed the success in these operations to the unrelenting activities of the NFVCB task force, a body constituted to champion the raid of illegal film outlets across the country.
The collaboration of the police had speed up the arrest and prosecution of marketers and distributors of illicit films and video work in the country.
Then, he urged filmmakers to ensure total compliant with the NFCB regulations in order to be in peace, adding that the board was organising series of media literacy programmes aimed at raising awareness of stakeholders in the film industry.
GISTHUBCITY reports, Thomas also presented a report on the proposed National Policy on the release of films in Nigeria to industry stakeholders at the event.