By Habeeb Hazeez
The National Film and Video Censors Board on Monday seized unclassified films and video works including pornographic films worth million of naira in Sokoto.
The raid was carried out at Emir Yahaya Road, Abdullahi Fodio Road and Ahmadu Bello Way, within the metropolis, in collaboration with security agencies.
Confiscated items worth millions of naira includes pirated, foreign and suspected pornographic films and videos.
The Executive Director of the Board, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, told journalists, the raid would be extended to other parts of the country including Kaduna, Abuja, and Lagos.
According to him, “the board exhibit zero tolerance to uncensored and unclassified films and pornographic materials. This, the board has shown by the raid of the once dreaded Alaba International market in Lagos and other cities in the country including Abuja, Kaduna among others.
“The raid is in line with the board mandate to sanitize the film market and ensure that Nigerian youths are not consuming unwholesome video materials.
“It is also to ensure that owners of film and video works get value from their investments thereby contributing to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP.”
Alhaji Adedayo stated that the cuprits would be charged to court for prosecution and
While admonishing those still in the illicit business to desist to desist henceforth, the executive director reiterated that, the board will not relent in it efforts to get rid of unclassified films and videos in the country.