Anti-Piracy Society Inaugurates Anambra Chapter
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From Ngozi Omah, Awka
The Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria (APSON), has now been inaugurated in Anambra State, to help curb the increasing piracy activities.
The inauguration followed the conclusion of tour of security agencies in the state by the Director General of the Society, Mr. Frank Uduonu, where he campaigned for and solicited their support in the fight against piracy in Nigeria.
While inaugurating the 115 members into the Society, the DG, said the time has come for a decisive action against piracy in the country.
He said the inauguration was not just about mere talk, but also about action to safeguard Nigerian markets, Schools, residential areas and government establishments
That awareness campaign to that effect have also commenced across the 181 communities in Anambra state, and noted that APSON, was charged with working out modalities to tackle the piracy of creative works in the country.
Before now, Uduonu noted, we have captured the dat of all the markets, schools, Churches, Mosques, Internet/business centres and also have written Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Federal Polytechnic, Oko and Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, where such attitudes is high among students.
He therefore appeal to organizations and individuals to assist the society with operational vehicles and other equipment to help boost their services.
Bishop Martins Anosi, urged the Society to devise a pragmatic approach that will ensure a regular and sustained enforcement, with a view to putting an end to the menace of piracy.
He said if piracy were not tamed now, it would become a monster that will destroy the Creative Industry.
He described the inauguration of the committee as a milestone in the Creative Industry.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, who spoke on behalf other security bodies in the state, assured that the police other sister agencies will assist and carry out the necessary investigation and enforcement of the extant laws against piracy as well as prosecute offenders, whenever the need arises.