Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to instruct Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the last warning threat to revoke the licenses of some erring broadcast stations.
SERAP said if the requested action was not taken within forty-eight hours of the receipt and/or publication of its letter, it would take legal actions to compel the federal government to comply with its request in the interest of the public.
The NBC had, last week, threatened to revoke the licenses of broadcast stations and shut them down if they continue to allow unpatriotic individuals on their platforms to make utterances that are subversive, hateful, inciting, and negative conversations particularly in the post-2023 presidential election.
SERAP recalled that the NBC Director General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, on seventh of this month reportedly gave the commission’s last warning to broadcast stations.
The Commission had also threatened to shut down the stations over their coverage of elections and post-election matters.