The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said it has seized uncensored, unclassified and pirated films worth about N150 million in Edo, Kaduna and Lagos States.
The Executive Director of the board, Adedayo Thomas, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mr. Thomas said the action was part of the board’s enforcement operations for the last quarter of the year, aimed at sanitising the Nigerian market of all illegal films.
“The board has scaled up its enforcement activities for the remaining parts of the year, and we have seized these items from Alaba International Market in Lagos, Benin City in Edo State and Kaduna,” he said.
“The market value of these items is N150 million and this will serve as a deterrent and also prevent such illegal products from selling in the market at the expense of genuine ones.
“We are working towards taking the culprits to court very soon.”
Mr. Thomas explained that the board had lined up nationwide raid against uncensored and pirated films to ensure that such products were completely removed from the movie market.