In order to strengthen the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, and to further domesticate it in the burgeoning Nigerian film industry, the National Film and Video Censors Board is pleased to announce the expansion of its offices and censorship centers.
In a statement signed by the Director of Administration, Chigozie E. Uwaezuokie disclosed that the new offices are located in AMAC, Abakaliki and Ikorodu in the Federal Capital Territory, Ebonyi and Lagos State respectively.
The Abakaliki center, donated by Engr. David Umahi, Executive Governor of Ebonyi State to be headed by Ejike Nwodo.
Also, the Board has added seven additional censorship centers to the existing ones and they are located in Abeokuta, Kaduna, Minna, Aba, Sokoto, Ilorin, and Abakaliki. These centers will continue to perform their previously stipulated roles in addition to film classification.
However, the Executive Director NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, enjoined filmmakers and other stakeholders to take advantage of the proximity of the additional censorship centers to submit their works for classification, while admonishing them to reduce long distance travels for the same purpose.