FG Announces Plans to Strengthen NBC, Punish Hate Broadcast

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Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced plans to take the necessary measures for the amendment of the Act establishing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to align the regulator with the current realities in the broadcasting industry.

The Minister made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday when the received the report of the NBC Reforms Implementation Committee from the Chairman, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

“Some 27 years into the life of the NBC, there is the need to re-evaluate the applicability of some of its laws. Following the implementation framework presented to me, I will immediately commence the process of forwarding an Executive Bill for consideration of the
Federal Executive Council and further legislative action.

“The Bill will address the existing lacuna in the areas of the regulation of the Internet, the ongoing Digital Switch Over, Digital Access Fee, and insulation of the…



Source: Thisday Newspaper