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Nigerian govt bans money ritual content movies

The Nigerian government has asked all filmmakers to expunge money ritual content from their movies.

According to information gathered, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed disclosed this during a media parley in Abuja.

The minister Indicated that some of the suspected ritual killers that have been apprehended confessed that they took after the act on social media, adding that this has triggered the need for a alteration, thereby, allowing the Federal Government to sanitise social media.

He added, “Many have also blamed Nollywood for featuring money rituals in some of its movies, saying this has negatively influenced the vulnerable youth.

To curb this, I have directed the National Film and Video Censors Board, the body set up to regulate the film and video industry in Nigeria, to take this issue into consideration while performing its role of censoring and classifying films and videos”

“I have also directed NFVCB to engage with stakeholders in the film industry in order to express the concerns of the government and Nigerians on the need to eschew money ritual content in their movies.

 By Lawrence Odoom

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