Tunde Kelani (@tkelani), the veteran movie producer, has resigned his position as the chairman and member of the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB.
In a deep and heavily worded letter as sighted by Nollytrailers, Kelani cited issues of insubordination and negative behavioural manifestations as the causes.
According to the movie producer, Kelani said, “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 recognise its tasks talk less of trying to fulfil it.”
Recall that he was appointed as the new chairman just January this year when he was listed among the 209 chairmen and 1258 board members by President Muhammadu Buhari into federal agencies and government parastatals, he stated that during the short period he found out that his life and career do not fit the present constitution.
“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 recognise its tasks talk less of trying to fulfil 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 we were constituted.”
Not being a negative person, he complained, “As you know, I am not used to this type of negative behavioural 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.”
He was however grateful for the opportunity to serve.
“Meanwhile, I wish to thank you for your kind support, morally and financially throughout my life and career. God bless you all,” Tunde Kelani concluded.
The National Film Video Censors Board is the regulatory body set up by Act No.85 of 1993 to regulate films and video industry in Nigeria.
Tunde Kelani has been responsible for the production of many legendary and classical Nollywood movies like Saworoide, Arugba, Koseegbe and many others.