Film Censors Board To Set Up Border Patrol
The Nigerian Film Censors Board wants to use border patrol to catch pirates.
Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Adedayo Thomas has proposed a joint border patrol with relevant authorities to checkmate the flow of films leaving and entering Katsina State.
He made this known during a courtesy call on the Emir of Katsina, Alh. (Dr.) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, as part of his familiarization visits to stakeholders in the film industry.
He said that Katsina State serves as a route through which films are either imported or exported.
Thomas was unhappy that pirates used the state as a passage to transport uncensored and unclassified movies across the border saying that most foreign films are directly translated into the local language without the authorisation of the Board.
The NFVCB boss later proceeded to Katsina State Television where he was hosted on a program tagged “Guest Moment”. He urged parents to ensure that they censor what their children watch, emphasizing the dangers of uncensored and unclassified movies.