The Federal Government has shown its resolve to fight piracy by endorsing the newly introduced bar-cording technology by the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a meeting with stakeholders in the music industry said the Buhari-led administration was ready to ensure that the N10.3 trillion estimated loss to piracy does not happen.
“I want to assure you that the government would work with the association and provide the enabling environment for the creative industry to thrive as well as encourage investment therein.
“We will consider the issuance of a standing order to radio, television and telecommunications to cease from using non-bar-coded music or movie. We are losing too much to piracy and other nations, we have to stop this,” he said.