The commission also warned that offenders would be dealt with.
The Economic and Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned skit makers and movie makers to stop unauthorised use of its branded jackets and symbols in their skits and movies.
In a statement posted by the commission on Twitter on Tuesday, they urged content creators and movie producers who use their insignia, symbols and other accoutrements without authorization to desist from doing so.
“EFCC Warns Skit, Movie Producers over Unauthorized Use of EFCC Jackets, Symbols Content creators, movies and skit producers who use EFCC-branded jackets, symbols, insignia and other accoutrements without authorization are enjoined to desist from doing so, going forward,” EFCC tweeted.
Alongside a video, the agency pleaded with creatives to seek their approval before depicting its operations in their productions.
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been drawn to the activities of content creators, movies and skit producers who use EFCC-branded jackets, symbols, insignia and other accurate humans without authorization.
“The commission wishes to notify the public that the use of the EFCC brand in movies without authorization is illegal. While the commission appreciates the desire of some operators in the creative sector to produce movies and skits with plots around economic and financial crimes, it is incumbent on such operators to seek the commission’s authorization, including vetting of sales, which purports to depict the operations of the commission to ensure that false or misleading messages are not passed to the public.
“The public affairs department of the commission is adequately equipped to work with motion picture practitioners desirous of partnering with the commission and using phones and skits to educate the public, especially the youth on the dangers of economic and financial crimes.”
EFCC maintained that anyone found acting contrary would be dealt with accordingly.