KANO — The Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Alhaji Adedayo Thomas has urged parents to ensure proper supervision of their young children and wards.
Thomas gave the advice at a conference on “Building Capacity on Aquaculture Data Management and Training of Graduates Nationwide” held on Thursday in Kano State.
“Parents should do their best on their children before they grow up, either positively or negatively.
“For parents and those who understand the basis of life, when a film is shown, take a keen look at what your children are watching.
“You need to keep an eye on them, on what they watch, because the foundation of every evil starts from the home,” he added.
According to him, parents hold the key to a better citizenry, noted that children are best formed at the foundation which is the core responsibility of parents.
He said that it had become increasingly difficult for the NFVCB to monitor the affairs of children, given the penetration of global technologies.
The Executive Director also advised unmarried older siblings and relations to monitor the activities of their younger ones.
“One person does not train a child, it is the community that develops the child and that is why the NFVCB is there to assist morally.”
“With the inventions of global technologies, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the NFVCB to keep a tab on what children watch,” Thomas said.
The Executive Director said that the NFVCB remained committed to maintaining morals in the film industry.
“The NFVCB detects and maintains culture in the film industry.
“The couple of things you see that happen in the film industry that are morally right are censored by the agency.
“We regulate the cinema; any film that is not morally right and is portrayed out there didn’t go through the NFVCB and we are really working towards that.
“For every film that comes out, it must pass through the NFVCB.
“That is why we advise parents to keep an eye on their children/wards, especially what they watch at home,” Thomas said.
The NFVCB is the regulatory body set up by Act No. 85 of 1993 is empowered by law to classify all films and videos, whether imported or produced locally and to regulate films and videos industry in Nigeria.
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