The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB) has confiscated no less than 6,000 obscene motion pictures at significant markets in Jos North and South local Government areas of Plateau.
Mr. Paul Ailewon, the Zonal Facilitator of the board in the North Focal, told newsmen on Thursday in Jos that the activity would be a nonstop one.
Ailewon said that the activity was a piece of the order given to the board under his administration to guarantee that exclusive recordings affirmed by the board were discharged to the general population.
“The film board is expected to approve only those videos that will teach moral values, especially, among children.
“ We have seized more than 6,000 pornographic movies at Terminus Market in Jos North and Bukuru Market in Jos South Local Government Areas, this year.
“This is to ensure that the public is fed with only videos approved by the board as it has guidelines that should be strictly adhered to by film producers and marketers.
“We are in partnership with traditional and religious leaders, because they command high respect in the society to achieve this task. “We see them as partners that will be able to inculcate in their followers, the ills of exposing their children to movies and videos that have strong language, violence and obscene scenes, “he said.
The zonal coordinator said that media education campaigns had been done in 20 schools crosswise over five nearby government ranges of the state, in organization with individuals from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He recorded the board territories to incorporate, Jos North, Jos South, Bassa, Bokkos, and Barkin Ladi.
“The campaign was to educate school age children on film classification, incorporate them as our ambassadors in sending messages to the public and teach them how to be safe online, “he said.
NFVCB, North Focal Zone, introduced the NYSC individuals as media representatives for its crusade at the group levels in Level in February 2016.
The association was the first in Nigeria due to the excitement appeared by the corps individuals after the different effort to their camps. The North Focal Zone in March additionally facilitated an international conference on film classification in Jos.
Theme of the conference was, ` ` Leveraging on Institutional Collaboration/Models For Improved Standards and Social Inclusion in an Open Society.’’