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NBC Soft Pedals On Revocation Of Licences Of Media Houses

Following the intervention of stakeholders within the business, the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC) has briefly suspended its order on the revocation of licenses to some media outfits.
This growth was made recognized in an announcement on Friday by the Director-Normal of the NBC, Balarabe Shehu.
He mentioned the NBC has taken a call to briefly droop the shutdown of the indebted broadcast stations everywhere in the nation after getting optimistic responses and the intervention of stakeholders.
It will likely be recalled that the fee had on Friday, August 19, introduced its determination torevoke the printed licences of about 52 stations within the nation.
It additionally directed NBC state places of work to liaise with safety businesses to make sure the shutdown of the operation of those stations throughout the subsequent 24 hours.
The NBC boss famous that the affected stations have been suspended over failure to pay federal licensing fees to the tune of N2.6 billion.
In response to the NBC DG, the suspended stations have been warned for a number of months to pay licensing prices for his or her operations however didn’t comply.
Nevertheless, SapaTV reviews after the uproar that adopted the NBC determination, the fee has introduced a recent determination.
In response to Shehu, The Nationwide Broadcasting Fee on Friday, August nineteenth, 2022, issued a shutdown discover to licensee which might be indebted to the Fee.
Following the ultimatum, the Fee acquired optimistic responses from the debtor Licensees, together with huge gamers within the broadcast business.
Sequel to a follow-up assembly held with Executives of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and different important Stakeholders within the business, the Fee has determined to briefly droop the shutdown of the indebted Broadcast stations everywhere in the Nation.
We specific our profound appreciation to the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, the affected licensees and Broadcast Stakeholders for his or her responses and interventions. We, particularly, thank DAAR Communications Ltd and Silverbird TV/Rhythm FM for his or her responses.
The Fee just isn’t unaware of the difficulties this shutdown should have brought on the operators and different stakeholders, however should state that the Fee will at all times function throughout the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee Act, Cap. N11, Legal guidelines of the Federation, 2004.

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