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PMAN Raises Fraud Alarm Against LSFVCB’s Scribe, Bamidele Balogun, Says The Board Lacks Powers To Impose Taxes & Levies On Anyone In The Industry.

Pretty Okafor.
PMAN President.

The umbrella body for artistes in Nigeria, the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria PMAN led by Pretty Okafor, has disassociated itself from a publication purportedly made by the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board,  LSFVCB, Bamidele Balogun on media platforms demanding that all content producer must register their content with LSFVCB and that audio and visual contents produced and sold within Lagos State shall attract the payment of five percent  5% levy on each item.

Lagos State Film and Video Censors board LSFVCB according to PMAN, lacks the authority to impose taxes and levies on citizens, as their their powers and functions are limited to censorship and rating of films and cinemas produced and exhibited within the state.

They cannot operate in a way to conflict with NFVCB set up mandate under the Act of the National Assembly

The National Working Committee (NWC) of PMAN find this extremely disturbing,  that the censorship board, a Governmental Organization will associate itself with such illegality,  PMAN will not support any scheme that seeks to illegally exploit and defraud musicians and content owners from their royalties.

PMAN Members and the General public are hereby put on notice to refrain from participating in this questionable and illegal activity as the perpetrators within and outside the LSFVCB will be held accountable for publishing false information and fake news about PMAN's involvement

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