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Because he’s Igbo? Nigerians react as FG says to make Tekno scapegoat
Nigerians has come hard on federal government over statement to make Augustine Kelechi (aka Tekno) a scapegoat vidoe which has threatened national security.
The Federal Government has announced its readiness bring sanity into the social lives of citizens and stop the debasement of humanity and the pride of Nigerian women by making scapegoats of some persons.
While reacting to the controversial music video by a popular musician, Augustine Kelechi, also known as Tekno, with scenes of four semi-nude women dancing in a moving van on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.
Tekno, according to reports, was spotted throwing money, in the four-minute video, suspected to be dollars at the young women.
This is coming as the music star, despite ongoing investigations into the anomaly, went ahead to release what the FG described as offensive video.
The ‘Agege’ Music video song, which was officially released on Thursday, showed Tekno in the moving van performing to the camera with the half-clad women dancing seductively, Punch reports.
A statement from a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, through its Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Segun Runsewe, on Sunday said Tekno would be made a scapegoat “to teach others a serious lesson.”
According to him, the NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kind of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria, while security agencies will be briefed to place Tekno on their watch list, “because his conduct is a threat to national security.”
Runsewe also revealed that Nigerians at home and in diaspora have placed hundreds of telephone calls and SMS queried why such immorality would be allowed in the country.
In his words: “We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person, who was granted bail on health grounds has gone ahead to release the controversial video. We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct, which is not part of our culture.
“No single person is bigger than Nigeria; whether he likes it or not, we are going to use him as a scapegoat to send strong signals that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.
Nigerians have taken to their social media to condemn the decision of the federal government, adding that Tekno is paying tax.
In their comments, some argued that showing off nude pictures is not worst than killing unarmed civilians on daily basis without provocation.
Some, who expressed along ethnicity, said federal government is going hard on Kelechi because he comes from Igbo extraction.