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FG Outlaws Smoking And Money Rituals In Nollywood Movies


FG Outlaws Smoking And Money Rituals In Nollywood Movies

According to Shaibu Husseini of the Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the Federal Government has given its approval for the ban on money rituals and the glorification of vices in Nigerian cinema.

Speaking on Wednesday, May 22, at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood in Enugu, Husseini revealed this. The head of the NFVCB stated

All parents, guardians, and stakeholders must take audacious and ambitious action in response to the industry emergency we are currently confronting.

“When my predecessor approached the former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed on the need to make a subsidiary legislation to curtail the display of smoking in Nigerian movies, he saw the need to include money rituals. Others included in the regulation are ritual killings and glamourising other crimes in order to further sanitise the film industry.

Today, I am delighted to announce to you that the Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, pursuant to section 65 of the NFVCB Act 2004 has approved the regulation.

The minister has approved the Prohibition of Money Ritual, Ritual Killing, Tobacco, Tobacco Products, Nicotine Product Promotion and Glamorisation display in Movies, Musical Videos and Skits” Regulations 2024.

We have also forwarded the approved copy to the Federal Ministry of Justice for Gazette’’ he said

According to Husseini, besides the health implications, glamourising smoking in films poses a negative influence on teens and young adults who constitute the largest segment of Nigeria movie viewers. He said that the board was set to undertake detailed enlightenment programmes in secondary schools, tertiary institutions, local communities, faith groups and other institutions.

I like this move made by the federal government, bad movies should be band and good movies should be displayed because of the young ones coming up.

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