The National Broadcasting Commission has announced a temporary suspension of its threat to shutdown some media Houses over indebtedness.
Recall that the NBC on Friday, August 19TH, 2022, issued a shutdown notice to licensee that are indebted to the Commission.
Balarabe Shehu Ilelah,the NBC Director General in a statement disclosed that the Commission had received positive responses from the debtor Licensees, including big players in the broadcast industry.following the ultimatum .
“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. “