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License fees: Radio stations owe FG N5 billion
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The Federal Government is being owed N5 billion license renewal fees by radio stations across the country, a top official has said. The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is'haq Modibbo Kawu, who disclosed this in Abuja at the Broadcasting Stakeholders' Meeting, also said all the stations were expected to complete all payments owed to the commission by the 15th of March, 2017.

But the Chairman of Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) Mr John Momoh, pleaded for more time for the members to renew their licenses because broadcast stations "are going through hard time." The NBC would be invoking the relevant laws against erring stations after the expiration of the deadline, Kawu said.

The NBC D-G also said many stations had failed to give six months prior information to the commission before the expiration of their licenses, adding that same stations had also failed to signify their  intention to continue as a licensee or not.

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