In a letter, the CEO of the society, Mayo Ayilaran, congratulated President Buhari on the new Copyright Act 2022 and thanked him for finding it suitable to present the creative industry with a parting gift in the form of a new copyright law.
“We have received with joy and heart filled with gratitude the new Copyright Act 2022, which you recently signed for the creative industry in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We most sincerely thank you for this, as a parting from Your Excellency.”
“Nigerian music, movies, literary works and artworks among others, are now ranked among the best across the world and yielding multimillion dollars for our creators” Mr. Ayilaran stated
He further stated that: “Your administration has enabled the of viable and sustainable structures upon which our creators can rely on to reap the benefits and dividends from their intellectual labour. The MCSN, is one of such structures licensed and approved as a collecting society/collective management organisation and which has within the last two years distributed various sums of money of N400 million to music creators in Nigeria and around the world for which many of our creators are able to solve certain of their basic problems.”