The Federal Government has sworn to make a ‘scapegoat’ out of Tekno for his involvement in the viral video of the semi-nude women dancing around Lekki days ago.
Recall that the women appeared in Tekno’s Agege music video, and the sneak peek shared on social media stirred a heated reaction, after which Tekno apologised.
However, he went ahead to drop the controversial music video, and this has now triggered Segun Runsewe, the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture(a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture).
Runsewe claimed that the video promotes a culture of immorality, which is why the federal government has declared the singer a threat to the culture and the ‘national security.’
He said, per Punch:
“We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person, who was granted bail on health grounds has gone ahead to release the controversial video. We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct, which is not part of our culture.
No single person is bigger than Nigeria; whether he likes it or not, we are going to use him as a scapegoat to send strong signals that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.
Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to the limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and other parts of the world querying why such anomalies would be tolerated in Nigeria.
Now that he has released the shameful video when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list, because his action is a threat to national security and a bad influence on Nigerian youths.
We are committed to exposing proponents of this kind of offensive sights and videos. We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated. The Federal Government will henceforth fish out clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”
It is worthy to note that Section 134 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 said, per Punch, that an indecent act in a public place would make both parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years. And section 136 also states that any person, who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public, commits an offence and is liable upon conviction to three years imprisonment.