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NBC Suspends Ban Placed On Splash FM, Space FM, Other Indebted Stations

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The National Broadcast Commission, NBC has temporarily suspended the shutdown of the indebted Broadcast stations.

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday and signed by the Director General of the Commission, Balarabe Ilelah

The suspension it said was sequel to a follow-up meeting held with Executives of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and other critical Stakeholders in the industry.

It expressed profound appreciation to the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, the affected licensees and Broadcast Stakeholders for their responses and interventions.

It specifically, thanked DAAR Communications Ltd and Silverbird TV/Rhythm FM for their responses.

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The Commission however, noted that it was not unaware of the difficulties the shutdown must have caused the operators and other stakeholders, and stated that it will always operate within the National Broadcasting Commission Act, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The statement reads in part: “The National Broadcasting Commission on Friday, August 19TH, 2022, issued a shutdown notice to 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.”

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