FG sanctions hundreds of broadcast stations, issues new licences

Federal government has approved sixty-seven new broadcast licences for radio and television stations across the country.

Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Mallam Balarabe Ilelah, said three hundred and two broadcast stations breached NBC code in the last two years.

Mallam Ilelah called on broadcasters to continue to abide by the NBC Act, the Nigeria Broadcasting Code, the Electoral Act and other extant law that guide media operation to ensure that the general elections are free, fair and credible.

He said the Commission had deployed all the technical and operational facilities for the monitoring of the elections, adding that a central monitoring committee had been constituted to provide rapid response to unethical broadcasts and violations on election days.