5% levy on audio, visual contents: Sanwo-Olu suspends Censors Board Executive Secretary, tells stakeholders to disregard directive


There is no levy on Audio and Visual contents of all Physical and Digital Platforms in Lagos State.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Bamidele Balogun, is said to have announced a 5% levy. The Government hereby dissociates itself from the said announcement in the media. The Executive Secretary, who was not authorised to make such an announcement, has been suspended, pending an administrative enquiry.
The fifth pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, the development policy of this Administration, is Entertainment and Tourism. Practitioners are partners in our effort to ensure that Lagos State remains Africa’s leader in entertainment.
The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration is not insensitive to the fact that the industry has been badly hit by the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic and empathises with this and other sectors of the economy.

All stakeholders in the Entertainment Industry are advised to disregard the said publication.

Gbenga Omotoso
Commissioner, Information and Strategy,
Lagos State.


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