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NBC Suspends Shutdown Of Debtor Broadcast Stations


The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Friday temporarily suspended the shutdown of indebted broadcast stations across the country

This comes after the NBC had on Friday, August 19, 2022, suspended indebted broadcast stations.

The NBC Director General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, announced the suspension in a statement on Friday.

The statement read, “Sequel to a follow-up meeting held with Executives of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria, 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.

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“We express our profound appreciation to the Broadcasting Organization 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.”

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