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NBC grants broadcast licence to NYSC

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has granted a broadcast licence covering direct satellite broadcasting and internet protocol television to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Balarabe Shehu Ilelah

The presentation of the licence took place at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja and was received by Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the director general of the NYSC.

“I am very pleased that the NBC is today carrying out one of its functions, which is the issuance of broadcast licence to qualified organisations and the NYSC has proven that they are qualified. The National Broadcasting Commission issues broadcast licences in trust with full belief that it will be used for the purpose for which the licence was granted,” said Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, director general of the NBC.

He also urged the NYSC to adhere strictly to the Nigerian broadcasting code while carrying out its operations and praised Major General Ibrahim for the good work the NYSC is doing in uniting the nation through its service scheme.

Shuaibu Ibrahim said: “It is one of my core goals to establish a broadcasting platform in order to help the NYSC inform the public on some of its projects and good works.”

NBC is the agency with the responsibility to regulate and monitor the broadcast industry in Nigeria.

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NBC appoints new director general

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Balarabe Shehu Ilelah as the new director general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Balarabe Shehu Ilelah

The move follows the recent dismissal of the former director general of the NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, by the president. Idachaba was appointed on an acting capacity following the suspension of Modibbo Kawu from the position for alleged financial impropriety in February 2020.

This new appointment was announced by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, in a statement on Instagram.

Shehu Ilelah is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano and a veteran broadcaster who worked with NTA Bauchi before leaving Nigeria for the then Soviet Union as a journalist. His appointment as NBC director general is for a tenure of five years.

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