EFCC, NFVCB Partner To Stem Criminal Content In Videos

webnexttech | EFCC, NFVCB Partner To Stem Criminal Content In Videos

The Executive Chairman of the Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ola Olu-koyede, has called on the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, to continually work against the glamourisation of internet fraud and mutilation of currencies in films and movies meant for the public. He made the call when the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the Board, Dr. Shuaibu Hussaini and his team paid him a courtesy visit at the corporate headquarters of the Commission. According to him, films, vid-eos and movies are meant to pro-mote good moral standards and encourage accountable conduct in society and the NFVCB should step up its censorship roles in achieving this. “We believe we have the right partner with you. Films and videos are meant to promote good moral standards. Your Board should continue to discourage the glamourisation of crimes in the film industry”, he said. He charged the Board to team up with the Commission in fight-ing corrupt practices, maintain-ing that, “the work of fighting corruption is for all of us”. He particularly frowned at undue demonisation of the EFCC by skit makers through false char-acterisation of the works of the Commission. “There are several skits flying around with an un-true portrayal of the EFCC and its officers. The NFVCB should look into this and stop such un-professional practices”, he said. Earlier in his opening remark, Hussaini said the Board was in the EFCC to seek robust collab-oration with the Commission. He also said that the Board was working hard against the glam-orisation of crimes in films and videos. “We are trying as much as pos-sible to discourage the glamouri-sation of crimes in our movies. We are also trying to eliminate all those things movie makers are putting in their works that will make young people jump into schemes that are criminal in real life. In doing this, we are start-ing from script writers, then the producers because the producers are the ones who supervise the contents”, he said. He frowned at the activities of skit makers discrediting the works of the EFCC by creating content that does not reflect the real operations of the Commis-sion and called for more enlight-enment of Nigerians to support the EFCC. “We are not only ed-iting films but also enlightening the people. Crimes are damaging to the society. The NFVCB will continue its strategic collabora-tion with the EFCC to achieve its mandate”, he said.

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