Connect with us

News

Movies showing kidnapping, drug addiction, banned in Kano

Published

on

The Kano State Film Censorship Board has banned the airing or selling of movies displaying kidnappings, drug addiction and snatching of GSM phones in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Ismaila Naaba Afakallah, while issuing the directives on Tuesday, in an interactive session with movie makers and cinema operators in the state, explained that the prohibition became necessary as the “issues at stake have now turned notorious among citizens.”

“Henceforth, we will not allow films displaying kidnappings, drug addiction and GSM phones snatching which has now taken a toll on Kano residents,” Afakallah said.

READ ALSO: Nollywood produced 1,051 movies in first half 2021

He further explained that the measure was aimed at curtailing the menace and reducing the possibility of young people adopting the criminal acts which they see actors exhibiting in movies, not “knowing they are mere make-believe.”

“Not every young man has the tenacity of understanding fictitious films actions.

“Somebody might mistake it as a reality and may go ahead to practice it, therefore, we must act now before it is too late,” he added.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

one × 2 =

Investigations