You cannot impose levy on movies, PMAN boss tells LSFVCB secretary

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The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria PMAN ably led by Pretty Okafor, hereby disassociate itself from a publication made by LSFVCB Executive Secretary, Bamidele Balogun on media platforms demanding that all content producer must register their content with LSFVCB ,and that audio and visual contents produced and sold within Lagos State shall attract the payment of five percent 5% levy on each item.

Lagos State Film and Video Censors board LSFVCB lacks the authority to impose tax and levy on citizens. Their powers and functions are limited to censor and rate films and cinemas produced and exhibited within the state. They cannot operate in a way to conflict with NFVCB set up mandate under the Act of the National Assembly

The National Working Committee (NWC) of PMAN find this extremely disturbing, that the censorship board , a Governmental Organization will associate itself with such illegality, PMAN will not support any scheme that seeks to illegally exploit and defraud musicians and content owners from their royalties.

PMAN Members and the General public are hereby put on notice to refrain from participating in this questionable and illegal activity as the perpetrators within and outside the LSFVCB will be held accountable for publishing false information and fake news about PMAN,s involvement

Signed.

Pretty Okafor
PMAN National President.

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