Min­is­ter in­sists on re­form­ing cre­ative in­dus­try

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Lat­i­fat Opoola

The Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion and Cul­ture, Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed said de­spite crit­i­cisms, his min­istry re­mains com­mit­ted to mak­ing the cre­ative in­dus­try a vi­able sec­tor of the econ­omy.

The min­is­ter ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the newly-in­au­gu­rated An­tiPiracy Com­mit­tee will stamp out theft of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty that has be­come ram­pant in the coun­try.

He stated this yes­ter­day, when he re­ceived the Mu­sic Pro­duc­ers and Mar­keters As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (MUPMAN) on a cour­tesy call, a state­ment by his as­sis­tant Se­gun Adeyemi said.

In his re­marks, Na­tional Pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Mr Sharon Essco-Joshua, said the forth­com­ing Nige­rian Mu­sic Stake­hold­ers Awards be­ing or­ga­nized by the as­so­ci­a­tion, aims at rec­og­niz­ing ma­jor stake­hold­ers in the in­dus­try with a view to en­cour­ag­ing them to strive for ex­cel­lence.

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