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Friday, February 24, 2023

Polls: NBC threatens to revoke licence of broadcasting station heating up polity


The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has threatened that it will not hesitate to revoke the licence of any broadcasting station found heating up the polity before, during and after the general elections.

The Commission's Director General, Balarabe Ilelah stated this in Kano during a one day capacity building workshop for Information Officers organized by Kano State Government in collaboration with the commission.

Ilelah said the stations should accord national interest and patriotism high place and utmost attention in their broadcast.

According to him, "The issue of sanctioning, is not limited to fine as the commission is empowered to enforce. And so no broadcasting station should heat up the polity or heighten up tension.


"Every broadcast station should work in line with the Electoral Act," he said.


The DG equally urged the Journalist to adhere to ethics guiding conduct of the profession.


On his part, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje applauded the capacity building workshop noting that the training will go a long way to equip the media practitioners to carryout their job diligently in the forthcoming elections.

Ganduje called on the media practitioners to discharged their duties without taking sides but be fair and balance in their reportage.

Some of the paper presented include: Safety issues in elections coverage, Role of the media in election coverage conduct of elections in Nigeria and the role of global observers and NBC Act

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