The federal government has suspended the operating licence of the Copyright Society of Nigeria.
In a letter sent to the board of management by the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abdulkadir Malami, SAN, said the suspension was ordered because of the organisation’s refusal to “carry out the directive…issued on Febuary 19, 2018.”
Reacting to this, the COSON board said in the statement shared with Olisa.TV:
“We have just been informed of the suspension of the operating licence of COSON. This situation has been brought upon the society by the intransigence of Chief Tony Okoroji, acting in concert with some individuals who have benefited from using artists royalties to fester their own nests.
We advise both members of COSON, and our licencees not to panic. The legitimate board will work with the NCC to ensure that normalcy is returned in the shortest possible time and that the suspension of the licence is lifted.”
See the letter below.