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Senate Urges SGF, Minister To Review Plan To Repeal NFVCB Act

The Senate yesterday urged the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) George Akume and the Minister of Culture and Creative Economy Hanatu Musawa to stop the winding down of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).

The Upper Chamber ordered them to commence the process of repealing the Act establishing the agency before scrapping the board.

The Senate passed the resolution following its consideration of a motion sponsored to that effect by Mohammed Onawo Ogoshi (PDP Nasarawa South).

Onawo told the Senate that a memo by the SGF directed to the Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, mandated the immediate dissolution of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB), which will now be integrated as a department within the ministry instead of operating as a separate federal agency.

He pointed out that the directive violated the National Film and Video Censors Board Act Cap No.40 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (as amended).

He said: “The process of winding down an Agency of government which came into force through an Act of Parliament should first commence by the repeal of the Act establishing the said Agency. “The Oronsaye report is a committee report that should not override an Act of Parliament.”

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