We will not hesitate to revoke the license of erring broadcast stations – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission says it will not hesitate to revoke the licence of any broadcast station that dishes out content which tends to malign or denigrate any individual or Political party as the Ondo State governorship election draws nearer.

NBC Director General Professor Armstrong Idachaba stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Political broadcast for the Ondo governorship election, holding in Akure.

Professor Idachaba said achieving a peaceful governorship poll depended partly on media organisations and their broadcasters as their contents played a major in respect of this.

He urged broadcasters to produce contents that were decent, devoid of hate speech and decisive rhetoric.

In a paper presentation, a former director, Investigation and Enforcement in the NBC, Mr Femi Ayeni, emphasised the need for media organisations to train and retrain their workers ahead of any election to update them with necessary broadcasting codes and electoral rules.

In separate goodwill messages, representatives of security agencies, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, National Orientation Agency and other stakeholders, urged media houses in Ondo State to avoid sensationalism and any other acts capable of causing security breach before, during and after the October 10 governorship election.

They also made commitments towards achieving a peaceful and credible poll in the sunshine state.


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