Radio Station Fined N5m By The NBC For Unprofessional Broadcast.

By Chinenye Festus:-
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined a radio station based in Lagos, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM N5million.
Channels Television reported the fine was imposed as a result of unprofessional broadcast by the media outfit.
It explained that Nigeria Info was not professional in the handling of its morning show aired between 8.30am and 9.00am on Monday.
NBC stated Dr Mailafia Obadiah, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) used the platform provided by the above mentioned station to promote “unverifiable and inciting views,” saying such could lead to public disorder.
According to the commission, the fine imposed on Nigeria Info will serve as a deterrent to all other broadcast stations who are quick to provide platforms for “subversive rhetoric and the expositions of spurious and unverifiable claims”, to desist from such.
You would recall, that the Federal Government launched the reviewed sixth Broadcasting Code of the NBC just last week, so the NBC maintained that the action of the radio station was in violation of some sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and imposing that fine on them will surely help other stations to stick to the rules and regulations provided by the NBC.

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