In his effort to rid Nigeria of piracy, fake and counterfeit products, the Director General of Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria, Mr Frank Uduonu has taken his campaign to the Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs at the National Light Newspaper, Government House, Awka, Anambra State, to brainstorm and strategize on the best possible ways of enlightening the youths on the dangers of piracy and counterfeit products with the aim of taking the message beyond the frontiers of Anambra State.
Mr Uduonu noted that the dangers associated with piracy and counterfeit products cannot be over emphasized as it kill Intellectual property, loss of revenue to entrepreneurs in particular and Government at large and promote mediocrity. He lamented that some producers manufacture fake and harmful goods across the Country just for selfish gains despite the dangers associated with it.
However, Customers either consciously or unconsciously promote this ill air through their patronage, for it takes “two to tango”.
The APSON boss reiterated that” Health is Wealth” stressing that Nigerians suffer untold hardship as a result of consuming most fake and expired goods which seem relatively cheap compare to that of original goods. Fake drugs have caused many illnesses and death in the society at large. Adulterated industrial foods such as powdered and liquid milk, tobacco, tin and sachet tomatoes, canned drinks, palm oil, vegetable oil, sachet water etc. Pirated cd plates, books, Automobiles, and plagiarism are not left out.
Mr. Uduonu frowned at the attitudes of some human beings towards the life and health of their fellow human beings consolidated that the economy of people is the engine room and lifeline of the people. Economic factors either make or mar the standard of life of people at a particular geographical area. In that case, human beings as rational beings must take precedence over economy in order to standardize this economy.
He commended Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State for his concerted efforts in keeping the State safe from Piracy and counterfeit product, APSON boss restated that perhaps, many would give excuses for engaging in piracy and counterfeit products because of the economic challenges bedevilling the Nation urged them to remember that “health is wealth”, stressing the need for perpetrators of these heinous crime to desist from it rather,they should be more creative and original as it is the only way to enhance Nigeria’s economic recovery and healthy living.