Governor Sanwo Olu suspends director
Governor Sanwo-Olu suspends director for imposing 5% levy on all audio and visual content
The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Bamidele Balogun has been suspended by Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu over the burden of a 5% demand on all sound and visual substance spilled on all phyical and computerized stages around Lagos.
LIB detailed before that in one letters routed to the Managing Director of Iroko TV, the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board mentioned for the “quick installment of 5% demand on all sound and visual substance created, sold, dispersed, showcased, displayed, streamed, downloaded and shared over all physical and advanced stage arrange, lying and being inside the state.”
Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho later revealed that the Executive Secretary was not approved to make such a declaration.
Omotosho expressed that the Sanwo-Olu organization isn’t inhumane toward the way that the inventive business has been gravely hit by the impacts of the COVID – 19 pandemic and identifies with this and different parts of the economy.
The statement read;
“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 five per cent 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.”
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