PMAN Addresses Members, Preaches The Gospel Of Responsibilities During The 2019 General Elections.

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The Performing Musician Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), has addressed her members and the general public on the need to choose wisely while exercising their constitutional right to vote, asking the Creative Industry to support a candidate that will address the issues plaguing the Creative Sector, enact legislations through the legislative arm of Government, which will help protect and regulate the exploitation of intellectual properties in Nigeria.

The Creative Sector according to the National President of PMAN, Mr. Pretty Okafor, has been ignored by successive governments even when the sector is contributing significantly to the country’s GDP and has remained a creative sector remain without a structure and no copyright protection.

Pretty Okafor says further, “PMAN is non partisan and do not have any political preference, however the PMAN National EXCOS are currently reviewing the Policy statements of all Presidential candidates to see how it Impacts the Creative Sector positively, and so, “let your vote count in February 2019, support the candidate with a clear and logical agenda for the creative sector “.

Our attention has also been drawn, Mr. Okafor says, to a statement in the media made by Chief Tony Okoroji, the former Chairman of COSON, who gave an open invitation to Presidential Aspirants, inviting them to the COSON House for discussions, supposedly on behalf of the creative industry and COSON. And advise that Chief Tony Okoroji does not represent COSON nor the Creative Industry as the National Copyrights Commission (NCC) has suspended the License of COSON due to violation of its constitution, including financial discrepancies while he was Chairman of COSON.

Therefore Chief Tony Okoroji is not authorized to speak for COSON and definitely not for the Creative Industry. 

PMAN is committed to total restructuring of the Creative Sector, and therefore advise our members supports the candidate that will ensure that the creative sector is properly structured with enabling laws and policies that will allow the industry to grow and generate unprecedented revenue to the country’s GDP.