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NBC urges broadcast stations to pay N4.2 billion debt

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National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has warned broadcast stations that have not paid their broadcasting licences to pay up or risk closing down.

Mr. Is’haq Kawu, director general, who spoke in in Enugu during the commission’s 2018 summit, said a total of N4.2 billion were being owed the commission by broadcasting stations across the country.

He warned that stations were not adhering to NBC code of broadcasting would also be shut down as the country prepares for the 2019 general elections.

He stressed that the summit was aimed at deepening democratic culture in the country.

Kawu said it was gratifying that the country had made steady progress since it returned to democratic rule.

“Down the line, Nigeria has made steady progress in spite of daunting challenges,” he said.

He said the NBC had been in the vanguard of ensuring that content providers created programmes that would deepen awareness on socio-economic and political life.

The event which was well-attended by notable broadcast media practitioners in the country was declared open by Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor.


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