The Federal Government through the National Broadcasting Commission has open up the country’s broadcasting space by issuing about 159 Broadcast licenses for operations.
The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Mr. Balarabe Ilelah, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.
“Following the approval granted by the president, NBC has released the list of 159 licenses granted to companies, communities and institutions of higher learning.
“The commission was established by the NBC ACT, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation 2004 with the mandate to regulate and control broadcasting in Nigeria
Today, there are a total of 625 functional broadcast stations in Nigeria,’’ Ilelah stated.
The statement which was signed by the DG revealed that the newly-approved licenses were the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (Radio), Prospective Union of Reno People (Radio), Smile Community Radio Initiative and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Radio.
He said others are Dudu African Broadcasting Communications Ltd., Independent Television, Prince Media Network, Jamkat Integrity Investment Ltd., Hikima Media Services, and Galaxyo Television Radio
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.
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