FG directs Nigerian filmmakers to avoid money ritual contents


Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has disclosed that Nigerian filmmakers have been asked to avoid making money ritual contents.

Speaking during a media visit on Monday, February 21, the Minister said the Federal Government’s decision to sanitise social media is hinged on confessions of some money ritual suspects.

Lai Mohammed said:

“Many have also blamed Nollywood for featuring money rituals in some of its movies, saying this has negatively influenced the vulnerable youth. To mitigate this, I have directed the National Film and Video Censors Board, the body set up to regulate the film and video industry in Nigeria, to take this issue into consideration while performing its role of censoring and classifying films and videos.

“I have also directed NFVCB to engage with stakeholders in the film industry in order to express the concerns of the government and Nigerians on the need to eschew money ritual content in their movies.”

By Feranmi Okuku