Press Release: PMAN CONDEMNS ANTI-IGBO HATE SONG CIRCULATING NORTHERN NIGERIA
The national leadership of the PERFORMING MUSICIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA ( PMAN) has condemned & dissociated itself & members from the anti-Igbo song circulating in Northern Nigeria, the PMAN President & national leader of all musicians in Nigeria Lord-Liege Keston Okoro, flanked by his deputies Gbenga Falope the first vice President & Baba Ojonugwa J.F.O, the second vice President & national leader of the 19 northern states made this known after meeting with major stakeholders of the music industry in northern Nigeria at Abuja.
The condemnation of the song by the PMAN national hierarchy is out of concern for national peace & stability.
“ we are resolute & committed to a united Nigeria where every citizens right are equally guaranteed thus we are calling on the federal government, security agencies and traditional rulers at all levels, to promptly device methods of checking the hate song from degenerating ,” it said.
“ And PMAN is seriously conceptualising towards a NIGERIAN PEACE & UNITY MUSICAL CONCERT TOUR in all the states of the federation which can not be overemphasized as this in conflict management studies is an early response, to prevent the outbreak of conflict to save lives and resources,”
It noted the that the hate song is reminiscent of the Rwanda genocide where Simon Bikindi, was responsible for the Rwandan song which triggered the genocide in Rwanda.
The PMAN leadership hence called on all Nigerian musicians to preach love, peace & unity in all their works as we are all partners in the development of our dear nation