The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has suspended the shut down of some broadcasting media organizations in the country.
The Commission had on Friday, August 19TH, 2022, issued a shutdown notice to some broadcasting media organizations that are indebted to the Commission.
In a statement by Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, Director General of the agency, said, Following the ultimatum, the Commission received positive responses from the debtor Licensees, including big players in the broadcast industry.”
According Ilelah, Sequel to a follow-up meeting held with Executives of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and other critical Stakeholders in the industry, the Commission has decided to temporarily suspend the shutdown of the indebted Broadcast stations all over the Country.
“We express our profound appreciation to the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, the affected licensees and Broadcast Stakeholders for their responses and interventions. We, specifically, thank DAAR Communications Ltd and Silverbird TV/Rhythm FM for their responses.
“The Commission is not unaware of the difficulties this shutdown must have caused the operators and other stakeholders, but must state that the Commission will always operate within the National Broadcasting Commission Act, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation, 2004.”