PMAN President Accuses Lai Mohammed Of Theft
The President of the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has accused Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture of Intellectual theft.
Pretty Okafor says he sent a proposal under the name "Bar Coding Technology for the Creative Industry in Nigeria" which the minister turned into the ''Financing The Creative Industry Conference", which held on July 17 and 18 2017, without his permission.
PMAN has now sent a 5–page petition letter accusing the Minister of infringement on his intellectual property rights.
In the petition, the association said a delegation led by Pretty Okafor, its President made a presentation on August 5, 2016 to the Minister, on how government will earn N10.3trillion revenue in the creative industry, if the proposal is implemented to the letter.
It is accusing the Minister of intellectual theft of a 13-week action plan it proposed to him on August 18, 2016 to constitute Creative Economy Conference and Anti-Piracy Committee (APC).