Buhari endorses stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting codes

Buhari endorses stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting codes

10.10.2019

Buhari endorses stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting codes

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the review of the National Broadcasting Code and extant broadcasting laws to reflect stiffer penalties for..

The President has also endorsed the implementation of reforms to end all forms of monopoly detrimental to the actualisation of the immense potential of the broadcast industry.

relating to hate speeches, inciting comments and indecency

Other approvals by the President according to the miniater are: “Ammendment of the NBC Act to enable NBC license WebTv and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beaming signals into Nigeria

The Preaident, according to the minister, said that the reviewed code must also ensure the Independence of the NBC from political interference in the exercise of its regulatory powers, particularly with respect to the

Council (FEC) of March 27, on the unprofessional and unethical conduct of some broadcast stations, especially before and during the last general elections.

“Consequently, I inaugurated a five-member committee on Wednesday, April 10th 2019 with the following terms of reference:

“The committee submitted its report on April 24th 2019, with 26 recommendations, and I subsequently forwarded the report to Mr.

thorough job that will re-position the NBC as a effective and efficient regulator.

The minister said that the terms of reference of the committee included the implementation of the recommendations of the committee on the NBC reforms as approved by the President.

He said the new penalty regime would also help to promote professionalism and serve as a deterrent to erring practitioners against misconduct, especially hate speech, violence and spread of fake news.

‘ The committee should liaise with relevant agencies to ensure the provision of the

The minister also directed the committee to end all forms of monopoly detrimental to the actualization of the immense potential of the broadcast industry.

Mr Agbo Ndubuisi, Board Member, NBC and Mr J.K. Ehicheoya, Director, Legal Services in the Ministry.

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