NBC Sanctions AIT, NTA, Channels, And Others, Threatens Outright Closure – Home of News

….Threatens outright closure ahead of coming polls

The National Broadcasting Commission ( NBC ) has sanctioned 45 broadcast stations across the nation.

Each of the stations is to pay N500, 000 for airing campaigns with indecent languages on air.

The total sum expected from the sanction amounts to N22.5million.

NTA, AIT, Channels, TVC lead the pack of sanctioned stations in the build-up to the just concluded presidential and National elections.

The stations which cut across the country was said to have committed some infractions which is against the broadcasting code.

NBC has, therefore, warned that it would not pardon any station that run foul of the code in the coming governorship, state Assembly and FCT council polls on the 9th of March.

NBC Director General Modibbo Kawu said that the commission will be forced to use the sledge hammer should any station contravene the code.

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