I signed copyright law to boost creative economy – Buhari
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 24, 2023
President, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the Copyright Right Bill recently passed by the National Assembly into law, saying the move would boost the nation’s creative economy.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters House of Representatives, Nasiru Ila, made this known in a statement he issued yesterday.
According to Ila, Buhari assented to the bills on March 17, the day he also signed into law 16 out of the 35 bills seeking amendment to various parts of the 1999 Constitution.
The statement read in part, “The new Copyright Act has again demonstrated the commitment of this administration to re-energizing Nigeria’s creative economy and making it more globally competitive in the digital age.
Ila added that the new Copyright Act would expand the rights of authors, raise the sanctions for criminal infringements, and more adequately would address the challenges posed by digital and online use of copyright works.