Nigerian Government Vows To Use Tekno As Scapegoat
The Nigerian government through the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has vowed to use popular Nigerian musician, Augustine Kelechi, famously known as Tekno as a scapegoat.
The agency said it was going to sanction Tekno for parading nude dancers in the streets of Lagos.
Its Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe, made this assertion while reacting to the controversial music video in which Tekno paraded nude dancers.
“No single person is bigger than Nigeria. We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle”, Mr Runsewe said.
The DG expressed disappointment that in spite of the ongoing investigations, Tekno still went ahead to release the video to the public.
“NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria”, Mr Runsewe said.
“Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in United Kingdom, U.S, Canada and other parts of the world.”
“They are querying why such anomaly could be tolerated in Nigeria.”
“Now that he has released the shameful video, when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list.”
“Because his action is a threat to national security and bad influence on Nigerian youth.”
“We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated.”
“The Federal Government will henceforth fish out such clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”
The DG also commended Tekno’s arrest but was faulted the singer being released on bail.
Tekno had earlier apologised and explained the circumstance which led to his actions.