Closure Of Zamfara Broadcast Stations Illegal – NBC

Written by on October 17, 2022

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has condemned the Zamfara State Government for ordering the shut down of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Gusau, and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)’s Pride FM for allegedly violating government order and journalism practice.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, in Gusau on Saturday, the government said other media organisations sanctioned were Gamji TV, Gamji FM and Al umma TV which are privately operated.

Dosara said the closure of the stations was approved by the State Security Council.

Reacting, the NBC in a statement signed by its Director-General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, urged the security agencies to ignore the call to restrict staff of the affected stations from conducting their legitimate duties.


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