Nigerian government to amend NBC Act, seeks online broadcasting control

News - by RadioNow / Jun. 17th, 2021
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked the House of Representatives to include internet broadcasting under the control of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

The request was contained in the minister’s submission at a public hearing, into the bill to amend the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission’s Act, organised by the House Committees on Information, Ethics and Values.

Mr Mohammed said all online and internet broadcasting entities should be included in section two (c) of the bill, which proposes to give NBC the powers to “receive, process and consider applications for the establishment, ownership of radio and television stations.

The bill, if passed would mean that, online media entities would have to get approval from the NBC before commencing operations.

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