NBC revises broadcasting code

By Content Nigeria reporter
July 12, 2019


The National Broadcasting Commission has introduced the sixth edition of the Nigerian broadcasting code in an attempt to counter ‘fake news’ and improve professionalism in the country’s broadcast industry.

Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu

NBC director general Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu said: “The new broadcasting code will reposition Nigeria’s broadcasting landscape and also tackle the issues of hate speech and fake news that characterise the industry.”

Kawu added that the government was pressing ahead with its national digital switchover project despite a shortage of funds, with the process underway in all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Once the national analogue signal is switched off, pay TV operators will no longer broadcast free-to-air channels. A new timetable should be expected once the commission’s board gives approval, Kawu said.

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