NBC vows to shut broadcast stations airing programmes detrimental to peaceful co-existence
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 10, 2023
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has vowed to shut down broadcast stations whose activities can undermine peaceful co-existence.
Its spokesman, Mr Ekanem Antia, stated in Abuja today that the Commissions Director-General, Malam Balarabe Ilelah, gave the warning at a meeting with broadcast stations on the coverage of the Feb. 25th presidential and National Assembly elections.
He said the Commission monitored the coverage of the elections by some broadcast stations and noted how they availed unpatriotic individuals their platforms to make subversive, hateful, and inciting utterances, particularly post-election.
Antia also stated that Ilelah commended the media for their efforts in ensuring peaceful pre-election coverage, especially for their selfless service to keeping the citizens informed.
He called on broadcast stations, in particular, to avoid the promotion of negative conversations which were not only dangerous to democracy but posed threats to Nigeria’s corporate existence.