Six Illegal Broadcast Stations To Be Prosecuted – NBC Boss
National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, is to prosecute operators of six illegal broadcast stations recently shut across the country.
The Director-General of the commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba made this known in Abeokuta while delivering the fifth-anniversary lecture of a private radio station based in Abeokuta, Sweet F.M.
He stated that illegal operations are being closely monitored and would not be tolerated in the interest of national development.
Professor Idachaba in the lecture entitled private broadcasting; its impact on national development explained that the media in Nigeria is one of the most vibrant in Africa.
He explained that the country currently has four hundred and forty-four (444) radio stations and two hundred and forty-nine (249) television stations with the radio having the highest penetration of ninety-eight point five percent.
Professor Idachaba disclosed that private radio stations have brought multiplicity of choices benefiting the consumers with reduction in price and improving the technology.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale in a remark called for the recruitment of trained journalists and on-air personalities by private radio stations.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, represented by Dr Tope Olaifa stressed the importance of training and retraining of those currently working in private radio and television stations in the interest of national development.