A year after he was appointed the Chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), ace filmmaker, Tunde Kelani has resigned the position citing personal reasons for his inability to continue on the board.
Speaking of his decision to leave the position, the filmmaker says:
I wish to announce to you my resignation as Chairman and Member of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB). Within the last few months, I have found out that my life and career do not fit into this type of structure as presently constituted which cannot recognize its tasks talk less of trying to fulfill it. I have also discovered that within the short tenure, that meaningful change is not possible within this large group as constituted (52 in number). My entire life and career have never witnessed the contradictory mentality that is within the board which has made it impossible to make an attempt on the task for which were constituted.”
The statement continues, “as you know, I’m not used to this type of negative behavioral manifestations, therefore, I have decided to quit now with my name and reputation intact. I need to spend my time and energy on productive, developmental, cultural, social and meaningful projects without unnecessary distractions. Meanwhile, I wish to thank you for your kind support, morally and financially throughout my life and career. God bless you all.”
A year ago, President Buhari appointed – a 52-man board that included Joke Silva, Keppy Ekpeyong, Efe Nelson, Kehinde Soaga, to name a few. A replacement has not been announced.