Anti-piracy society calls on government to make policy to eradicate fakes


By Sunny A. Ijomah
The Anti-piracy Society of Nigeria has concluded their delegate’s conference which drew their executive members from the 21 local government areas of Anambra State, with a call on government at all levels to make a better policy that will help bridge the gap between government, public sector and the to fight piracy.
The founder and President of the organization, Mr. Frank Uduonu who made the call during the delegates’ conference stipulate for their officers in the six geo-political zones of the country which kicked off with Anambra State said that the conference is to impact on their officers on its roles and Obligations to curb pirated products across the nation.
Mr. Uduonu expressed dismay over the gap been created by those saddled  with the work of eradicating piracy and stressed the need to educate masses on how to make a choice as the wrong choice  affects the society  tomorrow.
Delivering their lectures, the Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano, represented by his Senior Special Assistant’s on Youths Mobilization Engineer Tony Uche Ezekwelu and Public Utilities &Water Resources Engr. Victor Meju urged the members of Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria not to relent in their bids to fight piracy and called for collaborations of all to eradicate fake and substandard as it has negative effects to people.
In his speech, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police CP Garba Umar represented by Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed dealt extensively on the Nigerian Police efforts to minimise piracy menace both economically, socially and psychologically in the society and called for vital information to the police.
SP Haruna who spoke on the social responsibilities and obligations of all to eradicate these ills called for a collective effort to sensitized Nigerians to the grassroots on dangers of piracy, urged them to shun greed and embark on advocacy visit in their areas.
Earlier in his lecture, the Anambra State Coordinator, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Engr. Williams Okpeh represented by Alex Nwukor said for the nation to rid piracy, there must be partnership, Collaboration and agreement among the Stakeholders with the Manufacturers and Publics as it will feel information gaps among them.
According to him, SON is solidly behind Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria and urged all to embrace Standard and shun piracy which is a challenge all must fight.
On its part, the Zonal Coordinator Consumer Protection Council, Ngozika Obidike represented by Nwafor Izunna pledged to partner with anti-piracy in their campaign to eradicate fake and pointed information as important tool to fight the piracy.
Mr Chuka Nwosu of Anambra State NAFDAC Zonal Laboratory Agulu spoke on the dangers of fake, substandard to the people and described it as an offence against humanity.

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