January 30, 2023

2023: NBC decries proliferation of broadcast media in Nigeria

2023: NBC decries proliferation of broadcast media in Nigeria

The Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, has expressed serious concerns over the proliferation of Broadcast Media, with Kano already having 30 Radio stations with more coming on board.

Speaking during a Kano Peace Committee meeting with the NBC, the Head of Broadcast Media Organizations, Civil Societies and Journalists, Mallam Adamu Salisu, said today in Nigeria there are 439 Radio stations and 339 TV Stations.

Salisu said out of these numbers 30 Radio houses are in Kano which keeps the regulator on its toes to prevent hate speeches which have become a serious source of concern.

The NBC State Officer noted that Broadcast media and media platforms are key to the success or otherwise of the 2023 general election, which makes it imperative for them to play their role, looking at the interest of the nation.

The Head of Secretariat Kano Peace Committee, Ibrahim A Waiya, said before, during and after the 2023 general elections, peace is very important in ensuring voting one’s conscience without prejudice to rigging or elections malpractices.

Waiya explained that they have committed Political stakeholders to sign a peace pact so that any violator would be held responsible for his actions or inactions.

The Independent Electoral Commission INEC said Media Organizations must have in their fold a journalist with requisite knowledge of the Law and the Constitution especially the ones guiding the conduct of the election.

The State PRO of INEC, Adam Ahmad Maulud added that the media and journalists must rise above ethnic and religious profiling.

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