The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) don accuse Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture say him colobi the proposal wey them been present give am under the name ‘Bar Coding Technology for the Creative Industry in Nigeria’ to organize a two-day conference on Creative Industry between July 17 and 18, 2017 for Lagos.
According to Ifeanyi Ejiofor, legal counsel to PMAN inside five – page petition wey them write to the Minister, with date July 20, 2017, tell the Minister make him no proceed with the implementation of action, plans or any item from the proposal pending when them solve the issues of intellectual property right.
For the petition, the association say one delegation wey Pretty Okafor the president lead, make the presentation on August 5, 2016 give the Minister on how government gol earn N10.3trillion revenue from the creative industry if them (govt.) go fit implement the proposal reach the end.
PMAN through him counsel say them dey surprised when them receive the news of one creative industry roundtable press conference wey hold on July 10 for Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja where the Minister declare say a two day conference for the creative industry go hold for Lagos on July 17 and 18 for Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
Pman come dey accuse the Minister say him thief the intellectual of a 13-week action plan wey them propose to am on August 18, 2016 to establish Creative Economy Conference and Anti-Piracy Committee (APC).
See copies of the letter wey the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture mark ‘received’ on July 24, 2017 below.