President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the operation of radio and television stations by 159 enterprises, communities, and institutions of higher learning.
Malam Balarabe Ilelah, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), made the announcement in an Abuja statement yesterday.
“NBC has issued a list of 159 licenses given to corporations, municipalities, and institutions of higher learning, after the president’s assent.
“The NBC Act, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation 2004, created the commission with the authority to govern and control broadcasting in Nigeria.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s broadcast regulator is the National Broadcasting Commission. The commission was established on August 24, 1992, by Decree 38 of 1992, which was later amended as an act of the National Assembly by Act 55 of 1999, and is now known as the National Broadcasting Commission Laws of the Federation 2004, CAP N11, to regulate and control the Nigerian broadcasting industry, among other things.
“Today, Nigeria has a total of 625 operational broadcast stations,” Ilelah said.
The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (Radio), Prospective Union of Reno People (Radio), Smile Community Radio Initiative, and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Radio were among the newly issued licenses, according to the D-G.
Dudu African Broadcasting Communications Ltd., Independent Television, Prince Media Network, Jamkat Integrity Investment Ltd., Hikima Media Services, and Galaxy Television Radio are among the others, according to him.
Others are H-i Fidelity Communications, B360 Nigeria Ltd., Communication Faculties Ltd., Godfrey Okoye University Radio, Art Broadcasting Company, Hamdana Media, Sunshine Radio, Blue Print Newspapers Ltd., NV Broadcasting Company Ltd. and others.