The government agency that is in charge of the regulation of the broadcasting station in Nigeria; the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has said that the agency has fined three stations over broadcast of misleading content on COVID-19 and also sanctioned 28 others for other violations of NBC code.
The three stations that were fined are Adaba FM Akure , Breeze FM Akure, all in Akure and Albarka FM Ilorin,
The sanction was made public by the NBC Director General Mr Armstrong Idachaba, the DG said that the stations were fined N250,000 each for broadcasting invariable claims and misleading information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the 28 others violated codes on hate speech, obscenity, technical breach, advertisement, invariable claims and unprofessionalism.
“All the stations have been either queried or sanctioned according to the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code
“ The commission wishes to, again, re-emphasise that all broadcasters must adhere strictly to the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and National Broadcast Act CAP N11 Laws of the Federation, 2004,”Idachaba said.
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