The National Film and Video Censors Board on Friday, announced the expansion of its offices and censorship centers.
The expansion it said, is 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.
In a memo signed by the Director of Administration, Chigozie Uwaezuokie, the new offices are located in AMAC, Abakaliki and Ikorodu in the Federal Capital Territory, Ebonyi and Lagos State respectively.
According to the statement, the Abakaliki center, to be headed by Ejike Nwodo, was graciously donated by Engr. David Umahi, Executive Governor of Ebonyi State.
In the same vein, the Board has also added seven censorship centers to the existing ones.
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.
The Executive Director NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, enjoined filmmakers and other industry 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.