The CEO of Nollywood Travel Film Festival, Ambassador Mykel Parish Ajaere has congratulated the newly appointed Director-General of National Film and Video Censors Board, Dr. Shaibu Husseini, on his well-deserved appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In his congratulatory letter, Amb. Ajaere expressed confidence in the capacity of Dr. Husseini to apply the instruments his office in driving the agenda for optimal development of Nigeria’s film industry, especially in terms of censorship and quality assurance.

Below is the full text of the congratulatory message:

The Director General
National Film and Video Censors Board
Abuja FCT Nigeria

Dear Dr. Shaibu Husseini,

Congratulations on your appointment as the new Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board in Nigeria! This is a significant milestone in your career, and I wanted to take a moment to commend you on this remarkable achievement.

Your appointment comes at a critical time when the film and video industry in Nigeria is experiencing tremendous growth and international recognition. As the Director General, you are entrusted with upholding and enforcing censorship regulations that maintain ethical standards and cultural sensitivity in the industry. Your extensive experience and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and development of the Nigerian film and video sector.

Your dedication and commitment to the film industry have been evident throughout your career. Your previous roles and accomplishments showcase your understanding of the entire creative sector and the impact it can have on society. As the new Director General, your vision and leadership will undoubtedly shape the future of Nigerian cinema, fostering an environment where creativity thrives while ensuring that the content produced is culturally relevant and respectful.

I do not doubt that you will approach your new role with passion, integrity, and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities ahead. Your insights and innovative ideas will propel the National Film and Video Censors Board to new heights, positioning it as a trailblazer in the global film industry.

One of the most crucial aspects of your role as Director General will be striking the delicate balance between artistic freedom and social responsibility. It is a challenge that requires a nuanced understanding of cultural dynamics, technological advancements, and evolving audience preferences. With your extensive knowledge and experience in the field, I am confident that you will navigate these complexities with grace and precision, ensuring that Nigerian cinema remains vibrant, diverse, and in tune with the needs and aspirations of its people.

As you assume this esteemed position, it is essential to remember the importance of collaboration and inclusivity. Nigerian cinema is a collaborative art form that relies on the contributions of numerous individuals and organizations. By fostering strong partnerships with filmmakers, industry professionals, and relevant stakeholders, you will create a supportive and vibrant ecosystem that enables the growth and success of our film industry.

Furthermore, I am confident that your leadership will prioritize the nurturing of emerging talent. Nigeria has a rich pool of aspiring filmmakers and storytellers, bursting with creativity and unique perspectives. By creating platforms for mentorship, training, and funding, you will provide them with the opportunities they need to showcase their talents and contribute to the growth of Nigerian cinema.

Additionally, I encourage you to explore innovative strategies to address the challenges of piracy and copyright infringement. Protecting the intellectual property rights of our filmmakers is crucial for sustaining a thriving film industry. By working closely with relevant authorities, industry stakeholders, and international partners, you can develop comprehensive solutions that safeguard the interests of our filmmakers and ensure a fair and sustainable film industry ecosystem.

As you embark on this new chapter of your professional journey, it is essential to remember the film industry’s impact on society. Films have the power to entertain, educate, and inspire. They serve as mirrors, reflecting our joys, struggles, and aspirations. With your leadership, I am confident that the National Film and Video Censors Board will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the narratives that define our collective experience as Nigerians.

Once again, congratulations on your appointment as the Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board in Nigeria. I do not doubt that under your guidance, the Nigerian film industry will reach new heights and make an even more significant impact on a global scale.

I wish you all the best in your exciting and vital role. May your tenure be filled with success, fulfillment, and meaningful contributions to the Nigerian film industry. I look forward to witnessing the positive changes and advancements you will bring as the Director General.

Congratulations once again, and I extend my best wishes to you as you embark on this new and significant chapter in your career.


Mykel Parish Ajaere
Nollywood Travel Film Festival


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