NBC Suspends Shutdown Of Indebeted Broadcast Station
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), temporarily revoke its decision to shut down certain broadcast stations over their failure to renew their licenses.
The director-general of NBC, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, said this in a statement on Friday.
A week ago, the Commission issued a shutdown notice to the licenses of Silverbird TV, AIT, Raypower FM, and Rhythm FM amongst others over a debt of N2.66 billion.
The statement read: ”The National Broadcasting Commission on Friday, August 19TH, 2022, issued a shutdown notice to the licenses that are indebted to the Commission,”
”Following the ultimatum, the Commission received positive responses from the debtor Licensees, including big players in the broadcast industry.
”Sequel to a follow-up meeting held with Executives of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), 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
”We express our profound appreciation to the Broadcasting Organisation 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.”