NBC warns over ‘indecent’ content
Acting National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) director general Armstrong Idachaba has warned broadcasters against airing content it deems “vulgar, indecent and obscene.”
After recently monitoring the transmission of satellite signals, the NBC discovered that some channels were violating its guidelines.
Idachaba said: “It has, therefore, become expedient to remind all broadcasters or operators and users of satellite broadcasting in Nigeria of the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and the act, which are the grand laws for broadcasting in Nigeria.
“We wish to request all pay TV channels to observe the rules on decency of broadcast content. Many pay TV channels carry very vulgar, indecent and obscene content. Broadcasters must take cognisance of the code provisions on watershed.
“The commission warns that unclassified, vulgar and obscene musical videos will not be tolerated, and broadcasters must ensure that musical works are suitable for broadcasting before putting them on air.”
Idachaba added that he appreciated broadcasters’ efforts to provide in-depth coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, urging them to continue to offer efficient, professional and comprehensive services based on national objectives and aspirations.