Nigeria demands apology from Sony over PS3 price-cut adverts

By Stephany Nunneley
9 September 2009 16:13 GMT


The Federal Government of Nigeria has asked that Sony pull adverts for its PS3 price-cut and issue an apology for describing the country as” a home of fraud where its citizens hardly do genuine business”.

“Nigeria remains a major investment destination and a country where most businesses thrive in trust, good faith, competence and integrity,” said Prof Dora Akunyili, minister of information and communication. “Nigeria also demands an unconditional apology from Sony Corporation for this deliberate negative campaign against the country’s image and reputation.

“The apology must be given the same measure of publicity by Sony Corporation in all channels where the unfortunate adverts were aired. In the light of the above, the Federal Government of Nigeria requests Sony Corporation to immediately withdraw that advertisement from circulation.”

Apparently, the country was insulted by the “Nigerian millionaire” comment making fun of the scam emails sent to people all over the globe.


Via Vanguard.

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