NBC fines three stations for infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned three broadcast station for their reports on COVID-19 considered inappropriate.

Another 25 stations were also sanctioned and fined for other various offences in the first quarter of 2020.

The Acting Director General, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this while briefing the media on the amendment to the broadcast code and other issues.

The stations sanctioned on the account of their report on COVID-19 are Breeze FM and Adaba FM in Akure, Ondo state.

Adaba station, it was also learnt, was sanctioned twice.

They are to pay N250,000 for the offences. Ababa will pay twice.

On the broadcast code, the DG said it amended code will soon be published.

Also, the DG said a new time table for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) roll out will be announced immediately after the lockdown.

Idachaba also said part of the plan was to roll out in the three major cities of the country Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt.

He said the commission has received assurance from signal distributors to ensure the success of the roll out.

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