The Federal Government on Monday directed filmmakers to shun featuring money ritual contents in their movies.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed stated this when he paid a working visit to Abuja office of Daily Trust.
The minister said some money ritual suspects’ confession that they learnt the dastardly act on social media have boosted the resolve of the Federal Government to sanitise the social media.
According to him, “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.”