NBC Asked to Rescind Decision to Revoke Licenses

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The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Friday, has been asked to rescind the decision to revoke the license of fifty-two (52) media houses in the country. The call was made by the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) on Friday. Tagging the action as a draconian move, the organisation condemned the decision and in a statement released by its Secretary General, Willy Ezugwu, demanded that the shutdown order be reversed as millions of jobs are at stake.

The NBC had revoked the licenses of 52 media houses on Friday; some of which are AIT, rhythm FM, AIT, Raypower FM, etc. on the ground that they have refused to renew their broadcast licences.

“There is not enough justification for the shutdown of the 52 broadcast stations by NBC considering the after effects, including the magnitude of job loss by citizens. The NBC should have engaged the stations, using a less draconian approach to debt recovery. The CNPP, therefore, calls for immediate reversal of the shutdown order by the NBC to save millions of jobs in the country and reduce the pains inflicted on Nigerians who voted the All Progressives Congress (APC) into office, the statement read in part.”

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