The Federal Government has said it will bring back sanity into the social lives of citizens and stop the debasement of humanity and the pride of Nigerian women by making scapegoats of some persons.
This is in the wake of the recent much ado about the Video in making of the popular Nigerian Pop musician, Augustine Kelechi AKA Tekno. The government was said to be in an unfavourable reaction to the video whose shooting saw four semi nude women dancing in a moving van in the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos.
In the video, the artiste was also said to be seen throwing what was suspected to be dollar notes on the naked women. This has been confirmed as the said video which is the official video for the song, Agege was released on Thursday and it has a scene of the singer spraying money on the nude women dancing seductively.
The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Segun Runsewe stated that “tekno would be used as a scapegoat to teach other musicians a lesson.”
According to him, the NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such offensive sights and videos in Nigeria while security officials will be asked to put Tekno on their watchlist becauseis conduct is a threat to National Security. Runsewe said he got hundreds of phone call and SMS from ‘concerned’ Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora who queried why such immorality should be tolerated in the country.
He stated, “We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person who was granted bail on health grounds has gone on to release the controversial video. We are now warning him to desist from the shameful misconduct, 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 doers not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline which is our moral principle.” he said.