In a bid to strengthen copyright protection and enforcement interventions in Nigeria, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have admitted its retired Director and aswell invested its retiring Director to its corps of Special Copyright Inspectors (SCIs) in line with section 38 of the Copyright Act which empowers the commission to appoint Copyright Inspectors.
The Director-General of NCC, Mr. John O. Asein disclosed this at the investiture of the immediate past Director of Legal Services of NCC, Abdul Ter Kohol, Esq. as a Special Copyright Inspector during a send-off party organized in his honour at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Barrister Abdul Ter Kohol, Esq. was the first outgoing Director to be kitted as a Special Copyright Inspector and presented a plaque as a mark of his investiture.
The Director-General also invested the former Director of Public Affairs, Ichie Sir Charles Obi who was the chairman at the occasion.
The Director-General of NCC, Mr. John O. Asein commended Barrister Abdul Ter Kohol, Esq. meritorious service and legacies as a former Director and first Director of Prosecution in the Commission.
Mr. John O. Asein reportedly called for greater collaboration between serving and retired staff of the Commission to sustain the growth of NCC and ultimate development of the creative industry.
“The DG has pleasantly surprised me by his goodwill. He has taken giant strides towards restoring the friendship which had been the hallmark of staff relationship in NCC from inception until recently. I am happy with my send-off,” – Abdul Ter Kohol, Esq. reportedly said.
In reaction, Sir Charles Obi reportedly said that he would make good use of his role as SCI to boost the actualization of the Commission’s copyright promotion and protection mandates in the eastern geopolitical zone of the country.