Lagos, FG review film censors boards

The Lagos State Government and the Federal Government have inaugurated a committee to review the memorandum of understanding between the National Film
and Video Censors Board and the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, while speaking at the inauguration of the committee members at Alausa Ikeja, on Wednesday, said the move would strengthen the relationship between the two agencies.

She said both the federal and state governments were committed to providing a thriving atmosphere for film makers and practitioners in the creative industry.

Akinbile-Yusuf said the committee, comprising key practitioners in the creative industry, was expected to identify areas where responsibilities were duplicated or certain charges replicated at the federal and state levels with the aim of finding a common front.

The commissioner noted that both the state and federal governments wanted to jointly develop the creative industry through friendly policies and laws that would engender mutual interest.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu, added that the committee would also address perceived issues of double taxation that had bedeviled the practitioners for a long time.

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