Award winning musician, Peter Okoye of P-Square, has responded to a call for his arrest by an APC youth group over his comment on plans by the Nigerian government to discourage production of Nigerian movies and music abroad.
The federal government on Saturday said it has taken steps to amend the Nigeria Broadcasting Code to discourage the production of Nigerian movies and music outside the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, said the situation had hampered empowerment of practitioners in the industry, the development of the sector and the nation’s economy in general.
The minister’s statement, however, drew criticism from some Nigerians who asked him to first address the issue of government officials going for medical treatment abroad before attempting to sanitise the movie industry.
Jude Okoye, manager and elder brother to multiple award-winning duo, P-square, took to Instagram to lambast the plan as an exercise in hypocrisy. His brother, Peter Okoye, one of the P-Square duo, also pitched in, saying the government ought to be grateful to entertainers for putting Nigeria in good light.