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FG to prosecute content creators, film makers, others releasing skits without NFVCB classification, says they risk jail term

The Nigeria federal government has announced that releasing skits, films, or music videos without obtaining classification from the National Films and Videos Censors Board, NFVCB is an offense.

The board’s executive director, Shaibu Husseini, emphasized the importance of enhancing video content classification in Nigeria.

He said in a statement released on Wednesday, 26th of June, 2024, Husseini revealed that the NFVCB has initiated plans to establish “a world-class classification center” and warned content creators against distributing unclassified skits, films, or music videos.

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The NFVCB is now collaborating with security agencies to identify and prosecute filmmakers who violate this regulation.

Husseini said;

“It is an offense to distribute or exhibit any film or video content, including skits and musical videos, on any platform without classification by the National Film and Video Censors Board.

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“The board is working with relevant security agencies to track individuals and production companies involved, ensuring they face the full extent of the law.”

The NFVCB also condemned the promotion and distribution of same-sex content on social media, reminding filmmakers and content creators that it is illegal to publicly exhibit same-sex relationships in Nigeria. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>>

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