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Friday, 2 March 2018

COSON CRISIS: EFE RELEASES STATE OF AFFAIRS NOTIFICATION TO PRESS

EFE

Contrary to the mis-information being peddled in the media, particularly the social media, the true situation of affairs at COSON as of now, is that the COSON Management board consists of:

Mr Efe Omorogbe- Chairman
Mr Audu Maikori- Director
Mr Dare Fasasi- Director
Mrs Azeezat Allen - Director
Mr Ras kimono Onwubuya- Director
Chief Tony Okoroji- Director
Dr Adewale Ayuba- Director
Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Agboola- Director
Mr Joel Ajayi- Director
Mr Obi Asika- Director
Hon John Ewelukwa Udegbunam - Director

This is the position as clearly stated by the NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION (who are the government agency responsible for regulating the operations of Collective Management Organisations under the Copyright Act in Nigeria), after their investigation into the change in the Chairmanship position of the society during the meeting of the directors on December 7, 2017; and the events at the society's EGM on December 19, 2017.

In the Commission's letter dated February 19, 2018 it was clearly stated that:

"In view of some observed irregularities in the Extraordinary General Meeting 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".
There has been no superior pronouncement on the matter, either by the Minister responsible for supervising the Commission, nor from a court of proper jurisdiction.

Signed:

Efe Omorogbe
Chairman

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