By Aminat Aminu
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the licences of 52 media outfits in Nigeria.
The revocation cuts across radio and television houses following the initial publishing of the list in the National Dailies.
The list as at then granted licencees who are indebted to the Commission, two weeks to renew their licenses and pay their debts or consider their licenses revoked, frequencies withdrawn and the withdrawn frequencies reassigned to others who are ready to abide by the necessary requirements.
According to the statement by the NBC, three months after the publication, some licensees are yet to pay their outstanding debts, in contravention of the National Broadcasting Commission Act CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, particularly section 10(a) of the third schedule of the Act.
In view of this development, the continued operation of the debtor-stations is illegal and constitutes a threat to national security.
Therefore, after due consideration, the NBC announces the revocation of the licenses of the under-listed stations and gives them 24 hours to shut down their operations.
The NBC therefore directs its offices nationwide to collaborate with security agencies to ensure immediate compliance.
See list of stations and locations below.
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