Mr Adebayo Thomas, the Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said the board was set to seize foreign films sold in the Nigeria Market.
Thomas describing the foreign films as “Unclassified and Unlicensed products”, said this while addressing officers of the board in Benin at a capacity building workshop for members of staff of NFVCB South-South zone.
The workshop which was themed “Film and Video works in the New Horizon” has stakeholders from the academia and industry practitioners as resource persons to train participants According to the Chief Executive, all foreign Films in DVDs, CDs and other such means sold across Nigeria are illegal since they were not licensed by the board.
He further said popular Mexican and Zee world soap which had flooded our local stations in recent times were “Unlicensed and Unclassified” by the board as well. He, therefore, urged all film stakeholders operating in the country to ensure total compliance with the board’s regulations to avoid illegal actions.