The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has vowed to sanction Nigerian singer Tekno and use him as a scapegoat for releasing a video showing half-naked women, Concise News reports.
Concise News reports that NCAC Director Olusegun Runsewe made this assertion while reacting to the music video in which Tekno paraded nude dancers.
The singer is in trouble over the four-minute video showing semi-nude women dancing in a transparent outdoor display truck in Lagos.
Tekno, in the video, throws money perceived to be dollars at the young nude women.
“No single person is bigger than Nigeria,” a statement issued on behalf of the NCAC Director, Olusegun Runsewe, read.
“We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.”
Runsewe described the video as disgusting.
“NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria,” the statement read.
“Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in United Kingdom, U.S, Canada and other parts of the world.
“They are querying why such anomaly could be tolerated in Nigeria.
“Now that he has released the shameful video, when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list.
“Because, his action is a threat to national security and bad influence on Nigerian youths.
“We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated.
“The Federal Government will henceforth fish out such clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”