Nigerians have lambasted the Federal Government after it threatened to make popular musicians, Augustine Kelechi, better known as Tekno a scapegoat, following his recent video shoot in Lagos – where he paraded half-naked women in a van.
The singer had since release video to the song, Agege.
But in a statement by Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Segun Runsewe, the federal government declared Tekno would be made a scapegoat “to teach others a serious lesson.”
The statement further revealed security agencies will be briefed to place Tekno on their watch list, “because his conduct is a threat to national security.”
Reacting, some Nigerians on social media called it misplacement of priorities on the part of the federal government.
See some of their reactions below.
But you can't make herdsmen,bandits,kidnapping etc scapegoats,it's someone hustling without guns and grenades you can make scapegoats…if you know you know
— coolbreeze (@OrmormhilaE) August 12, 2019
@MBuhari government makes so many blunders and lefts important national matters unattended to. Nigerian army, notorious kidnapers and killing of police men saga is yet to attract reasonable condemnation from FG.
Which Nigerian laws says subjects shouldn't dance with strippers ?
— Yoyinoye Abayomi (@Princeyomex2) August 12, 2019
You guys should clap for yourselves, the army killed 3 policemen and freed a notorious kidnapper but tekno is your problem
— KING_HOLA🦁 (@Olaleke99295595) August 12, 2019
FG majoring in minor, using diversionary tactic to shift Nigerians attention from the main issues on the front burner; growing poverty, unemployment, insecurity, Kwarruption, nepotism, fraudulent subsidy regime, electoral fraud,,Boko Haram, kidnapping and killer herds men,
— Yakubu Toyin (@yakubu_toyin) August 12, 2019
Such a careless statement
— Adams Smithfield (@Coded_Monk) August 12, 2019
Our politicians will be doing like say them too no dey patronise clubs with stripers. Big agbayas
— Daniel B. Damilola (@DG_Empires) August 12, 2019