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Bauchi Govt to establish films censorship board


Gov. Mohammed Abubakar

Gov. Mohammed Abubakar

Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State on Thursday directed the State Ministry for Culture and Tourism to set up a films and videos censorship board.

Abubakar gave the directive in Bauchi when members of the Hausa Musicians Association of Nigeria led by its Chairman, Alhaji Haruna Ningi, paid him a visit.

Abubakar said the board would coordinates the activities of artists, especially the films and videos being circulated in the state.

He also directed the ministry to officially register the association to enable it carry out its functions.

Abubakar traced the roles played by musicians during political struggles during independence period.

He assured the association of the government’s assistance to give musicians sense of belonging considering their roles in educating and entertaining members of the society.

Abubakar, who donated Honda 2004/2005 model to the chairman, urged the association to submit their demands in writing to the state government for consideration.

He said he had directed his wife to attend the three days World Musicians Day organised by the association holding in Bauchi.

Alhaji Haruna Ningi, Chairman of the association, had told the governor that Hausa musicians had to form the association due lack of coordinating body.

Ningi said the association was yet to be registered and called on the governor to facilitate its registration.

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