IN continuation of its schools inspection exercise, operatives of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have visited some schools in Bauchi State capital on 26th October 2022 to check their compliance with the Commission’s policy of purchasing genuine books from the right sources.
The team, led by Copyright Inspector, Mrs Abi Felicia Abdul, inspected and sensitised two schools namely, Sunshine International Academy and Al-Munauwara Science Academy on the ills of purchasing and distributing pirated books. She issued a strong warning to the proprietors to purchase books from the right sources only as the Commission would not hesitate to prosecute defaulters.
Other Copyright Inspectors on the NCC team included Mr. Aliyu Sambo Damagun; Mrs. Hauwa Abdullahi and Mr. Habu Samuel Yamunto.
Meanwhile, another team of Copyright Inspectors in the Bauchi Office led by Mr. Umar Muhammad carried out an inspection exercise on some bookshops in Bauchi to ascertain their level of compliance with the policy of purchasing and stocking only genuine books and from the right sources.
The inspection which took place on 17th November 2022 was carried out at the Centraco and Ossy Excel Bookshops. It afforded the Officers the opportunity to enlighten the owners of the bookshops on the dangers of patronising pirates who steal from right owners, kill creativity and destroy the nation’s economy.