The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Malam Balarabe Illela has called on broadcasters to be cautious when airing national security issues.
Malam Illela stated this during a one day meeting with the State Commissioner of Information and Chief Executive Officers of Broadcast Stations in Nigeria held in Kano.
He said the commission was disturbed by the rate at which many broadcast stations were indebted to the commission in terms of payments and renewal of their licenses.
Malam Illela appealed to broadcasting stations to ensure timely payment of the license fees that are geared towards achieving the stated objectives.
He gave those broadcasting stations that were yet to settle their license fees until September 9, 2023, to do so or have their license revoked.
“Any Broadcasting station that have already has a provisional license but is unable to use it for the duration of two years is automatically revoked,” he added.
Highlights of the event include discussions and suggestions on how to move the broadcasting industry forward.
FRCN Abuja/Taiwo Akinola