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“Inform Us Before Wearing NYSC Uniforms In Movies” – NYSC Cautions Nigerian Filmmakers

“Inform Us Before Wearing NYSC Uniforms In Movies” – NYSC Cautions Nigerian Filmmakers

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned the Nigerian filmmakers on the use of corp member’s uniforms in movies.

In a statement released by  Mr. Christian Oru, corps’ assistant director of legal services, it is now obligatory for Nigerian filmmakers to ensure proper documentation to NYSC before using the crested vests in shooting movies.

Mr. Oru release this statement 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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