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PMAN FCT Executives Visit Chief of Defense Staff at Defense Headquarters, Abuja

PMAN FCT Executives Visit Chief of Defense Staff at Defense Headquarters, Abuja

Abuja, Thursday June 27, 2024 – The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Executives, led by the Governor, Comrade Sydney Jack Asowari, popularly known as Sydney Sparrow, made an official visit to the Chief of Defense Staff at the Defense Headquarters, Abuja. The delegation was warmly received by Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Chidi Ekpe CDCMR, along with other senior military officers, on behalf of the Chief of Defense Staff.

The meeting, held at the DHQ Annex, was presided over by AVM Chidi Ekpe CDCMR. During the session, both parties engaged in discussions on critical issues and potential areas of collaboration between PMAN FCT and the Defense Headquarters.

Topics of Collaboration Discussed:

1. Music and National Security: Utilizing music as a tool to promote national unity and boost the morale of the armed forces.

2. Cultural Exchange Programs: Developing programs to foster cultural exchange and understanding between musicians and military personnel.

3. Capacity Building: Organizing training and workshops for musicians on the importance of patriotism and national service.

4. Support for Military Events: Providing musical performances and entertainment at military events and ceremonies.

5. Awareness Campaigns: Using music to raise awareness about national security issues and the significance of civic duties.

6. Crime Reduction: Engaging young people in positive and fulfilling activities will reduce idle time and the temptation to engage in criminal behavior.

AVM Chidi Ekpe CDCMR assured the PMAN FCT Executives that the discussions and proposals from the meeting would be taken very seriously. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the arts and the military in fostering a sense of national pride and unity.

This visit marks a significant step towards enhancing the relationship between PMAN FCT and the Defense Headquarters, paving the way for future collaborations that will benefit both the musicians and the military community.


The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) is the premier union for musicians in Nigeria. The FCT chapter is dedicated to the welfare and professional development of musicians in the Federal Capital Territory, advocating for their rights and creating opportunities for growth and collaboration.

About the Defense Headquarters

The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) is the administrative and operational center of the Nigerian Armed Forces, responsible for coordinating the activities of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to ensure the defense and security of Nigeria.

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