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By Chukwudi Nwauba/Innocent Aghanti

Awka, Dec. 6, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment is to set up an Anti-Piracy Desk.

This partnership with the Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria (APSON) is in a determined bid to fight piracy in all its forms in Anambra.

Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba announced this during a courtesy visit by the Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria at his office, at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.          .

According to him, Gov. Willie Obiano has pledged to partner with any organisation ready to impact positively on lives of Ndi Anambra.

Mr Adinuba said within the next two weeks the team will be place to ensure that the fight against piracy will be a sustainable one.

``This is the kind of thing the governor wants to hear. Anambra State is the first in the music industry with top musicians like, Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, Oliver De-Coque, Morocco Maduka, Flavour and P-Square, all of them from Anambra,’’ he said.

Earlier, President of Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria, Mr Frank Egwuonwu thanked the commissioner for Information, Mr Adinuba for honouring their invitation during their last congress which centered on combating piracy and counterfeit products in Nigeria.

``We are here for two things, first is to thank the commissioner for honouring our invitation on Nov. 21, Congress and also to seek partnership with the Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment in the fight against piracy in Anambra.

``We have set up a programme tagged: ``Anambra State Anti-Piracy and Counterfeit Campaign’’, which will run between Dec. 14 and Dec. 16.

``We want to hold these campaigns at cities like, Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka.

``We hope to enlighten the public on importance of choosing to purchase original products rather than fakes.

`` When you go to Trade Fair at Onitsha, you will see our logo all over the place, where we have boldly written, `insist on original products’.

``We cannot execute this campaign of without the support of the state government. We want government to support and to assist us in this fight.

``Our motor is originality, we have taken the campaigns to primary and secondary schools in the state too for them to imbibe the spirit early,’’ he said.

Top officials in the ministry present during the courtesy call include the Acting Permanent Secretary, Mrs Obiageliaku Umeadi, Acting Director, Information, Mr Anthony Nweke, Acting Director, Administration, Mrs Uju Uzor. (MOI)