The beautiful brain behind, ‘Saworo Ide’ and ‘Thunderbolt’ stressed that he decided to take the decision to keep his ‘name and reputation intact’.
Read Kelani’s resignation letter
In the short resignation statement, he said, “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 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.
“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.
“Meanwhile, I wish to thank you for your kind support, morally and financially throughout my life and career. God bless you all.”
Kelani confirms resignation, says its personal
To be sure the resignation letter and statement credited to Kelani was from him, Pulse reached out to the veteran cinematographer who said the decision was personal.
Confirming the resignation, he said, “Yes, it is true but the reasons are personal.”
On Friday, December 29, 2017, Tunde Kelani was been appointed the Chairman of the Board of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) when Preident Muhammadu Buhari approved approved board of appointments.
Also on the 52 man board are Joke Silva and Keppy Ekpenyong are also members of the board.
Other members of the board include: Efe Nelson, Kehinde Soaga, Yinka Riketts, Benson Akinseye, Charles Amilo, Princess Uche Ottah, Senator Clever Isikpo, Chief Ede Dafinone, Hon. K.O Ehiagimusor, Mr Ngoji Warmate, Ropo Sesay, Adebowale Owoeye, Engr. Ben Oguntuase, Barr. Aderonke Adedayo, Abdul Yekini Adeleke, Chief Emma Bukar, Mrs Ini Edeh, Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, Jamila Salik and Alh. Lawal. Maiarewa.