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NFVCB, EFCC to curb crime-encouraging skits, Nollywood films

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have joined forces to combat the glorification of criminal activities in Nigerian films and other visual media. NFVCB’s Executive Director/CEO, Shaibu Husseini, and EFCC’s Executive Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, agreed on this collaboration during Husseini’s visit to Olukoyede in Abuja. Husseini expressed concerns over the portrayal of crimes and get-rich-quick schemes in movies and internet skits, emphasising the need to address this trend. 

He outlined plans to start with public awareness campaigns and engage scriptwriters, producers, and skit makers to promote responsible content creation. 

“We are trying as a board to discourage the glamourisation of crimes in our movies, including scenes that make young people jump into schemes that are criminal in real life.

“In doing this, we are starting with scriptwriters, then the producers because the producers are the ones who supervise the content.

“The board will start with the production of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) with the EFCC as part of our media literacy for Nigerians,” he said

Olukoyede praised NFVCB’s efforts and stressed the importance of collaboration in eliminating harmful media content. He expressed confidence in the partnership’s ability to promote positive moral standards through films and videos.

 

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