Sen. Suleiman Adokwe, Chairman Senate Committee on Information and National Orientation, says the National Assembly will soon amend the act establishing the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB). Adokwe stated this on Tuesday while delivering his goodwill message at the opening of the Consumer Forum of the NFVCB holding in Bauchi State.
He said that the amendment will further strengthen and reposition the board. Senate Senate The forum with the theme: “The Movie Industry: The case for Peace, Economic Development and Social Engineering”, is holding at the Yankari Games Reserve from Jan. 29 to Feb 1.
According to Adokwe, the NFVCB is a critical agency of government that should be strengthend for it to effectively handle modern realities and challenges in the evolving Nigerian motion picture industry. “The Senate will give all necessary backing and strengthen the act establishing the NFVCB for it to be more effective in delivering on its mandate.
“Even if it requires amending the act for it to be very effective, we shall do it for the film and video sector to strive. “Our artistes are struggling because of piracy and other unlawful activities affecting their creativity,” he said. Adokwe noted that the movie industry was not just an economic venture, but a veritable instrument for peace building and national integration.
He, therefore, urged producers and relevant stakeholders to tell the Nigerian story in good light by promoting what bind Nigerians together. “The movie is a very crucial tool for social engineering, as it can be used to cause war or promote peace. However, our movie stakeholders are being called on upon to promote peace and stop war, they should not watch our country fall apart,” he urged