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).
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.