Lagos State government has decided to sanitize the movie industry as they destroyed illegal movies and equipment worth N10m.

Speaking about the destruction, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Dele Balogun said on Tuesday that the movies that were destroyed included pirated and unclassified local and international movies, and duplicating machines.

“The burning of the confiscated illegal movies was done to discourage people dealing in such items. It will be a continuous exercise to rid the state of the sale of such items. Those that were caught with the illegal films have been prosecuted,” he said .

Well if this is done continuously, it will really reduce the rate at which films are pirated .