The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it has temporarily suspended the shutdown of indebted broadcast stations.
The Director General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah made this known in Abuja on Friday.
Ilelah said that the commission has received positive responses from the debtors licenses, including big players in the broadcast industry.
He revealed in a statement that the commission has resolved to temporarily suspend the shutdown order against the debtor broadcast stations across the country.
The statement reads in part, “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.”
This comes on the heels of a follow-up meeting held with executives of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and other critical stakeholders in the industry.