The National Film and Video Censors Board, on Monday, seized unclassified films and Videodisc of works including pornographic and foreign films worth millions of naira in Sokoto metropolis.
The raid which was led by the executive director of the board, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, in collaboration with Nigeria police was carried out in various locations within Sokoto metropolis, including Ahmadu Bello way, Emir Yahaya way and Abdullahi Fodio Road.
Addressing journalists after the confiscation, the Executive Director of the Board, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, said the raid would be extended to other parts of the country including Kaduna, Abuja, as well as Onitsha and Aba in Abia State.
He further disclosed that the Board exhibit zero tolerance to uncensored and unclassified films and pornographic materials. “This the Board has shown by the raid of the once dreaded Alaba international market in Lagos and other cities in the country including Abuja, Kaduna among others.”
He stated that the Board has the mandate to sanitise the film market and ensure that Nigerian Youths are not consuming unwholesome video materials.
According to Thomas, the raid by the Board was to ensure that owners of film and video works get value from their investments thereby contributing to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He averred that the culprits would be charged to court for prosecution and advised those in the illicit deal to desist as the Board will not relent in its efforts to get Nigeria rid of unclassified films and videos.
The materials seized include foreign and suspected pornographic films and videos.
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