March 16, 2012 – Shut Down Alaba International Market- Copyright Society Of Nigeria
The chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, Chief Tony Okoroji, has urged the Federal Government to shut down the Alaba International Market Lagos. naijagists.com
He made this statement at the Nigerian Copyright Commission office in Lagos on Tuesday.
The COSON boss said that attempts to get the traders’ association at Alaba to curb copyright infringement in the market yielded no positive result.
Lamenting the impact of records piracy on the economy, he said that a message ought to be sent by the government to the traders in the market to ensure the success of the fight against copyright violators in the country.
Okoroji said, “We do not have anything against the people doing legitimate business at Alaba International Market. The good people have been tarnished by the criminals in their midst and the market association continues to protect them.
“While young Nigerian musicians and actors are working day and night to produce great works, these criminals are busy reaping where they did not sow. This wicked act must be stopped to encourage the creativity of our youths who are doing the nation proud.”