By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja
The National President of Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN),Hajia Amina Dangaji has vowed to use the music to fight antisocial behaviour, insurgency and other forms of criminality as well as promote the unity of the country.
Hajia Dangaji stated this when she led a delegation of PMAN on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in Army headquarters, Abuja.
The Team leader said, Nigeria in recent times has suffered many terrorism ,disunity, antisocial behaviour and other forms of criminality which according to her corruption, religion, drug use amongst others were predeterminant factors.
She said, this act of barbarism has left the society with no peace, vandalism, underdevelopment,increase poverty, disunity amongst others, and sued for creation of a beloved community for peace, development and progress to thrive.
She explained that, PMAN partnering with Army, would avail the organisation with an opportunity to offer assistance in the area of creating awareness to the public.
This,according to Amina will be done through making jingles, organising talk shows, rallies and peace concert and other avenues to support army in the fight against insurgency.
“We want to use music to create more awareness to the public to support and assist the military and this fight against insurgency.
“We are purposing creating google , talk shows, rallies, peace concert and any other venue within our disposal to achieve that with your good support”. She stated.
Hajia Amina further acknowledged the role the Nigerian Army have been playing to maintain peace, promote coexistence, and protection of lives and property and also commemorated with the soldiers and men that lost their lives in the course of protecting the nation.
PMAN which was created since 1984 is saddled with the responsibility of Promoting and protecting the interest of Nigerian Musicians ,including west Africa.
Responding, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai acknowledged the importance of PMAN explaining that music over the years has impacted positively in binding people together, promoting culture, social life, unity, education and entertainment, among others.
Buratai maintained that the organisation has a very important role to play for the unity of the country, giving that division, disunity and antisocial behaviour can only begot retrogression and insecurity.
Buratai while acknowledging the sacrifice of the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency and counter insurgency called on the PMAN to chat the way forward.
He therefore called on them to continue to fight drug use, antisocial behaviour, promote a peaceful society through music and also support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to succeed.