The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has told filmmakers to seek approval before they use the uniform of corps members in movies.
This was said by Mr Christian Oru, NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, during a meeting with the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
At the meeting which had other stakeholders in attendance, Oru said that the NYSC will no longer tolerate the use of uniform of corps members in movies.
He advised filmmakers to submit an application letter which will contain the reason why they want to use the uniform.
“For any film maker that wants any of his casts to wear the corps members’ uniform while shooting movies, we require that you write an
application letter to NYSC to indicate your interest.
“We also demand that you submit your script to us for proper vetting to know how NYSC will be represented.
“We know the script is your copyright and we will do everything to ensure confidentiality,” he said.
He pointed out that administrative handling charges will be requested from filmmakers before they can use the uniform.
“We want a token from what you generate from the production of such movies where our uniforms are used, this is known as administrative charges.
“This is because we spend money to produce these uniforms, we will like to work with you and we promise that we will all be on the same page to ensure we are developing the industry and the nation as well,” he said.