Minister seeks end to piracy
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has inaugurated an AntiPiracy Committee, to tackle piracy of creative works in the country.
Speaking at the event yesterday in Abuja, the minister urged the committee to take decisive action against piracy.
A statement by his assistant, Segun Adeyemi said “This is the first meeting between the police and the major stakeholders in the ministry as well as the Creative Industry (on piracy). This meeting is evidence that this is not just about mere talk, but about action.”
Mohammed tasked the committee to devise pragmatic approach that would ensure regular and sustained enforcement, with a view to putting an end to the menace.
Members of the committee include the Director General, National Film and Video Censorship Board, Mr Adedayo Thomas; The Chairman of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji; Deputies Inspector General of Police in Charge of Criminal Investigation Department Hyacinth Maidugu and that of Operations Joshak Habila; President, Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPAN) Abdullahi Maikano Usman; Ms Tundun Aderibigbe of the House of Tara and Mr Tonye Princewell, a movie producer.