The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) on Thursday said that the Ministers of Information and Culture, and that of Labour and Employment, should engage them more in positively promoting Nigeria before the rest of the world.
The president of the association, Obi Casmir, made the suggestions in his congratulations to them while speaking with the Nigeria News Agency .
NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari reassigned Alhaji Lai Mohhammed as the Minister of Information and Culture and Dr Chris Ngige as the Minister of Labour and Productivity after the inauguration of ministers-designate on Wednesday in Abuja.
Casmir said that he was confident that the ministers would continue the good works they started during their first tenure in their respective ministries.
Casmir said, “Music is the greatest weapon of mass mobilisation, orientation and propaganda.
“The music from Nigerian artistes is today one of our greatest gifts to the rest of the world.
“Both of you have been appointed once again to oversee sensitive, fragile and responsive ministries.
“This assignment at hand is a serious business coming at a time we musicians are making this country so proud globally, yet getting no recognition in our own dear country,” he said.
Casmir pledged that the association would be partners in progress with government to hasten national development.
He urged them to be selfless in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“We are, however, consoled by your antecedents as progressives who had been part of governance for a long time.
“The hope of musicians in Nigeria are high; with the expectation that in no time things will start falling in place as you both commence your second term in office,” he said.
Casmir added that the association would work in earnest to mobilise, orientate and propagate the Nigerian consciousness to citizens of this great country.
“It is our hope that you will be able to accelerate inclusive efforts to collaborate with us on this assignment to promote a better image for our country.
“We will continuously strive to enhance national reconciliation, foster lasting peace, progress and development for our dear nation and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari,” Casmir said.
Edited by Peter Dada