Gloria Ogbu


The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has extended its enforcement of the revocation order on debtor broadcast stations to Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022.

This was made known in a statement issued to Newsmen on Saturday, where NBC noted that the stations have till Wednesday to pay their debts or risk being closed down.

The statement, signed by the Director General of NBC, Balarabe Ilelah, was titled ‘NBC Extends Enforcement Of Revocation Order On Debtor Broadcast Stations From 24 Hours To Tuesday, August 23, 2022’.

The statement reads in part: “This is to inform all the affected broadcast stations whose licenses were revoked and given 24 hours to pay all outstanding license fees that the National Broadcasting Commission has extended the period which all outstanding debts are to be paid from 24 hours to Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

“All affected broadcast Stations who fail to defray their debts on or before August 23, 2022 are directed to shut down by 12 am on August 24, 2022.

“This extension is due to the appeal by the affected Broadcast Stations, relevant stakeholders, public spirited Individuals and Organisations.”

Recall that NBC had on Friday stated that licenses of the debtor stations had been revoked and they had within 24 hours to shut down operations.