National Broadcasting Commission on Friday August 26, temporarily rescinded its decision to shutdown certain broadcast stations over failure to renew their licences.
The Commission said its decision to suspend its initial shutdown of the indebted stations followed the responses received from the affected stations.
This was conveyed in a statement signed by NBC Director General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah. It read;
“Sequel to a follow-up meeting held with Executives of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, and other critical Stakeholders in the industry, the Commission has decided to temporarily suspend the shutdown of the indebted Broadcast stations all over the Country.
“We express our profound appreciation to the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, the affected licensees and Broadcast Stakeholders for their responses and interventions. We, specifically, thank DAAR Communications Ltd and Silverbird TV/Rhythm FM for their responses.
“The Commission is not unaware of the difficulties this shutdown must have caused the operators and other stakeholders but must state that the Commission will always operate within the National Broadcasting Commission Act, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation, 2004.”