The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed filmmakers to constantly seek direct endorsement before using corps members’ uniforms while shooting their movies.

NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, Mr Christian Oru, said this during a meeting between the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders in Lagos state.

Mr Christian Oru, stated that the unlawful use of its uniform in movies would no longer be tolerated by the management.

NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services also noted that before using the NYSC uniform in movies, the filmmaker must tender their application letter, telling them exactly role the uniform would be used for and must acknowledge NYSC in the film.

He added that, filmmakers would also have to submit their scripts to NYSC to help them view how NYSC would be represented in the film.

“For any filmmaker 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.

NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services also said that government managing charges had been announced for filmmakers before the use of the uniforms.

He said further that  NYSC is open to permits filmmakers to markets their films on its various camp grounds.

He said, “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."

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