The National Film and Video Censors Board has lifted the ban placed on the movie ‘Sugar Rush’.
The NFVCB announced this via its twitter handle, @NFVCB Nigeria, on Thursday.
The film, which has grossed about N160m since its release on December 25, 2019, was removed from cinemas by the NFVCB, the Federal Government agency responsible for classifying movies and giving approval for release.
NFVCB Boss explained that Sugar Rush did not have full approval before hitting the cinemas, so the movie was given a temporary approval pending the classification and final approval of the movie, adding that period within which the temporary approval could be used had lapsed.
The NFVCB took to their twitter page to announce the release of the movie.
See tweets below:
1. The past week has been eventful for us as an organization with diverse speculations in the media on the perceived ban of Sugar Rush movie at the cinemas while we were still doing our due diligence on the movie for final approval.
— NFVCB Nigeria (@nfvcbng) January 16, 2020
2. We are pleased to inform the general public that the movie has been classified and granted final approval for public screening.
3. However, It is expedient to use this opportunity to reiterate our position that the President @MBuhari led administration @NigeriaGov has been..