The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has voided the return of Tony Okoroji as chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has voided the return of Tony Okoroji as chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has voided the return of Tony Okoroji as chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

This is contained in a letter dated February 19, 2018 with reference number NCC/DG/I/66 signed by the commission’s Director General, Afam Ezekude, obtained.

The regulatory body added that it will act within its oversight function to examine the books of COSON and advise as appropriate.

Okoroji, a former president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), was returned as COSON chairman at an extraordinary general meeting held on December 19, 2017, days after he was asked to step aside by the organisation’s board.

His return was endorsed by music veterans like Sir Victor Uwaifo, Sir Shina Peters and Ras Kimono.

“In view of some observed irregularities in the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of COSON held on December 19, 2017, management of COSON is directed not to give effect to resolutions taken thereat, except the resolution on distribution of royalties to members,” the NCC letter said.

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