The National Films and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) has addressed the general public that releasing skits, films, or music videos without obtaining classification from the Board is a legal offense. This speech showcases the efforts of the board to ensure that all audiovisual content distributed around Nigeria is appropriately rated and safe for public consumption.

The NFVCB’s classification system plays an important role in assigning age ratings and content advisories to various forms of audiovisual media. This system helps families in making the right choices about what their children watch, thereby protecting them from materials or contents that may be unhealthy for their growth.
In a recent move made by the board to widen its regulatory scope, the NFVCB announced in May that its classification requirements would now involve skits and music videos.

Shaibu Husseini, the Executive Director of the NFVCB, highlighted the importance of this regulation in a formal statement. He warned content creators against the distribution of unclassified material, stating, “It is also an offense to distribute or exhibit any film or video content, including skits and musical videos, on any platform without recourse to the National Film and Video Censors Board for classification.”
The National Film and Video Censors Board is taking this matter seriously and is working with security agencies to track and prosecute those who violate these regulations. Husseini noted, “We are collaborating with relevant security agencies to track the individuals and production companies involved, and will stop at nothing to make sure they face the full wrath of the law.”

In addition to addressing the issue of unclassified content, the NFVCB has also taken a firm stand against the promotion and distribution of same-sex content on social media. The Board pointed out that the public exhibition of same-sex relationships is illegal in Nigeria and reminded filmmakers and content creators to adhere to this legal policy.

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