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Nollywood: Minister Charges NFVCB On Positive Image

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The Minister of Information, Mrs Patricia Akwashiki, has charged the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to see to the projection of a positive image for Nigeria through film making.

The minister, who stated this during a familiarisation visit to the board recently in Abuja, recalled her screen roles on the set of the popular TV serial, 'Village Headmaster', noting that Nollywood is an important industry.

In a statement signed by Mike Ekunno, Head, Corporate Affairs (Ag), the minister however commended the Board under the leadership of Ms Patricia Bala, for its regulatory activities in the film industry.

Earlier in her welcome remarks, the Director-General of the Board, Ms Patricia Bala, informed the Minister, of the Board's efforts in carrying out its mandate in the face of dwindling resources.

The Minister and her entourage were later taken round various departments of the Board including the film preview rooms where she acquainted herself with the processes of film censorship and verification.

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