lai-pmanThe Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has reached a partnership deal with the Federal Government through its Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to fight and curb the menace of piracy.

The partnership is coming on the heels of the recently successfully held national delegates conference and elections where Pretty Okafor emerged president unopposed to lead the union for the next four years.

According to a letter signed on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed reveals that the partnership between PMAN and the Ministry is multifaceted as it will institutionalize and declare a national piracy day, demonstrate commitment and the political will to fight piracy, support the growth and development of the Nigeria Entertainment and creative industries, take immediate steps to minimize and curtail the piracy menace and to come up with stakeholder driven anti-piracy initiatives.

According to Pretty Okafor, his EXCO has swung into action immediately by reaching out to various establishments and individuals in both the corporate and public sectors to work together to achieve its set out goals in this regard.