Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has accused Nollywood filmmakers of promoting money rituals through their movies.
The former governor made the statement as a guest speaker at the fourth annual public symposium organised by the United Action for Change, themed, “Security of citizens as a social contract.”
Fashola said that money rituals was a myth and urged filmmakers to sell another narrative to the audience that “money is printed in a machine and not through any other way like money rituals, in order to save innocent lives from being wasted.”
“Some people believe that if you get a man’s head or a woman’s body parts, they could be turned into money. It’s not true! And when you ask people who believe in it if they have seen it happen before, they tell you someone said they had seen it.
“However, it has become a reinforced belief through entertainment, social media and Nollywood. How can human head bring money? Money is paper invented by man, not God. They put the paper in a machine to print what we call money and that is the only place money comes from.
“But the challenge is the belief system. Just think about how many people have been missing – through kidnapping – because some people believe that it exists. The police could tell us the number of people they have apprehended with human parts, such as skulls. This belief system must go,” the minister said.