Film Censors Board wants Ohaneze’s partnership in fighting ritual killings

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has sought the collaboration of the Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide in disseminating information of checking ritual killings in the society.

Mr Ejike Nwodo, the Head of the Agency in Ebonyi state made the declaration in an interview in Abakaliki.

Nwodo said that the apex pan- Igbo socio-cultural organisation commands respect in the society and such informed the decision for such collaboration.

“Incidences of ritual killings have become worrisome in the society and people link such to influences from films where ill-gotten wealth is portrayed.

“People feel that film producers promote the trend through their films and video contents but that is not the real situation.

“We therefore sought Ohaneze’s collaboration in disseminating information that parental influence among other factors contribute to such prevalence.

“Parents should monitor the films which their wards watch at home and caution them when they err in that regard.

“The NFVCB classify films and rate the ones which are meant for adults and those for children.

“We also censor film and video contents from producers to ensure that such does not contain obsene or other materials with negative tendencies.

He noted that the Ebonyi office of the agency has recorded several feats since its four years of operation in the state.

“I am the pioneer head of the agency in Ebonyi and has ensured that all film actors and actresses register with its guild nationally and in the state.

“We have visited over 28 schools both government and private owned on film literacy campaign and use the various media channels to propagate relevant messages.

“We are in collaboration with relevant ministries and parastatals in Ebonyi in fighting negative film influences such as pornography and uncensored video contents”.

Nwodo encouraged the public especially the youths to embrace the entertainment industry as it was an established source of revenue both to the country and individuals.

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