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“Inform us before wearing NYSC uniforms in movies” – NYSC warn Nollywood filmmakers

Posted by on November 20, 2020

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned the Nigerian film industry against using her uniforms without approval from necessary body.

According to the corps’ assistant director of legal services, Christian Oru, it’s now imperative that Nigerian filmmakers go through proper documentation to the commission, before the use of the crested vest in their movies.

He made this known during a meeting between the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders on enabling laws and strengthening of professional guilds and associations in Lagos.

In his words,

“For any filmmaker that wants any of his casts to wear the corps members’ uniform while shooting movies, we require that you write an application letter to NYSC to indicate your interest.

“We also demand that you submit your script to us for proper vetting to know how NYSC will be represented.

We know the script is your copyright and we will do everything to ensure confidentiality.”


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