Sir Shina Peters in New Management Board of COSON

Tony Okoroji, the Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) on Tuesday attributed its development and success to the resilience of Nigerian musicians.

Okoroji said this in a in a communiqué signed by Tolu Balogun, COSON’s Communication Officer and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Balogun in the communiqué stated that Okoroji made the remarks after he was re-elected the chairman of the reconstituted COSON’s management board.

The communiqué stated that other members of board are: Shina Peters, Kenny Saint Brown, Richard Cole, Maureen Ejezie Uso, Sharon Esco Wilson, Bright Chimezie, Kofi Idowu Nuel, Uche Emeka Paul and Olusegun Omoyayi.

The chairman said that it was the difference in characters, ages, experiences and unique locations of every member of COSON that made the institution a true national one.

“The strength of COSON lies with all of you, in every state of the Nigerian nation where you come from as long as music is played there.

“I am sure that many are surprised that with everything that has been thrown at us, COSON is working.

“COSON is working because we have built an institution with significant resilience and strong roots. COSON is working because there is trust and confidence between the members and the leaders.

“COSON is working not just because of our total dedication to the cause but because of the blessings and grace of the Almighty,” he said.

Okoroji said that he had endured countless challenges in the past so that COSON would continue to thrive.

`However, I have endured them because of my commitment to our cause and my determination that COSON should not be divided into factions.

“My dedication to the COSON cause is not because of a title or because of personal wealth.

“I verily believe that the true worth of a man is not in what he takes but in what he gives,” he said.

He advised those who were in opposition to the leadership of COSON to have a change of hearts for the good of all

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

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