Nigerian On-Air Personality, Matilda Duncan has taken to her Instagram page to blast Federal Government for threatening to make Tekno a scapegoat to send strong signals of intolerance to ‘nonsense and immorality’, following the viral video in which he was spotted dancing with semi-naked ladies in Lekki area of Lagos.
News made rounds earlier that the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Segun Runsewe expressed disappointment that the Cartel Music boss released the music video which sparked controversy while being shot.
National Threat ??? #scapegoat ??? this harmless Face? @teknoofficial … All because???? A video ?? Please what is Nudity?? Where the ladies not in bikinis?? (Not that I say what he did was right o) b4 you all come at me!!! But, What are the priorities of this Country… like: where is Hamisu Wadume ??? Is Leah dead… ?? #why detain a Man for 45 days without evidence??? Ex-INEC boss was bribed ?? The list can go on…. wait.. #biodunfatoyinbo is back on the pulpit, #Ruga has just be put in the national Budget.. and where the hell is the #FRSC rider that tried to #KILLME…. ??? You people are looking for #TEKNO …. #mshewwwww
Here is the statement made on Sunday by the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Segun Runsewe, stated:
Tekno would be made a scapegoat “to teach others a serious lesson.”
The NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kind of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria, while security agencies will be briefed to place Tekno on their watch list, “because his conduct is a threat to national security.”
I got hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians, both at home and in the Diaspora, who queried why such immorality would be allowed in the country.
“We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person, who was granted bail on health grounds has gone ahead to release the controversial video.
We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct, which is not part of our culture.
“No single person is bigger than Nigeria; whether he likes it or not, we are going to use him as a scapegoat to send strong signals that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.