Obaseki reforms save EBS, as NBC revokes license of Lagos, Kaduna and 50 other broadcast stations – Nigerian Observer

Governor Obaseki is pursuing a holistic reform of the broadcasting station, resolving all regulatory issues that have so far hampered the growth of media equipment and eliminating the backlog of legacy debts, which today is the basis of the closing of the 52 stations by the NBC. .

The regulator said broadcast stations’ broadcast licenses had been revoked for over-indebtedness, adding that the stations owed the Commission 2.6 billion naira since 2015.

Debtor stations include; Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation, Kaduna State Broadcasting Corporation, Africa Independent Television (AIT) and its sister radio station, Raypower FM; Silverbird Television and 47 other stations across the country.

In addition to settling all debts owed by EBS, the Governor, as part of efforts to modernize the public broadcasting station and reposition it to meet international broadcasting standards, is building the capacity of the station’s staff to public broadcasting, trains staff members in various areas of need, including computer appreciation, presentation ethics, videography, NBC codes, among others.

The state has also started the physical upgrading of media equipment facilities, purchasing state-of-the-art equipment and other digital broadcasting tools, in line with modern global media practices focused on information and communication technologies. communication (ICT). A functional networking space has since been set up in the operational and administrative buildings to digitize operations. The editing suite for audio and visual production has been upgraded to modern standards, while additional computers have been purchased with fast internet connectivity.

The station now benefits from a 24-hour power supply thanks to the Ossiomo electricity project, a 95 MW installation which also supplies government offices and hospitals, as well as streetlights, among others in the Beninese metropolis, reducing diesel running costs and ending years of erratic electricity. supply by BEDC.

The other stations affected by the NBC sanction are Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd), Greetings FM (Greetings Media Ltd), Tao FM (Ovidi Communications Ltd), Zuma FM (Zuma FM Ltd), Crowther FM (Crowther Communications Ltd), WE FM (Kings Broadcasting Ltd), Linksman International ltd, Bomay Broadcasting Services Itd, MITV (Murhi International Group Ltd), Classic FM (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd), Classic FM (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd), Classic TV (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd), Beat FM (Megalectrics LTD), Cooper Communications Itd, Splash FM (West Midlands Ltd), Rock City FM (Boot Communications Itd), Family FM (Kalaks Investments Nig. Ltd), Space FM (Creazioni Nig. Ltd), Radio Jeremi (Radio Jeremi ltd), Wave FM (South Atlantic Media Itd), Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation, Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Niger State Broadcasting Corporation, Breeze FM (Bays Water ltd), Vibes FM (Vibes Communication ltd) and Family Love FM (Multimesh Broadcasting Co .ltd).

The others are Gombe State Broadcasting Corporation, Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, Ondo State Broadcasting Corporation, Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation, Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation, Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation, Imo State Broadcasting Corporation, Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation, Borno State Broadcasting Corporation, Yobe State Broadcasting Corporation, Sokoto State Broadcasting Corporation, Zamfara State Broadcasting Corporation, Kebbi State Broadcasting Corporation, Jigawa State Broadcasting Corporation and Katsina State Broadcasting Corporation.

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