NBC to publish names of Debtors in the National Dailies – DG

Abdullahi jalaluddeen

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah says the Commission would publish in the national dailies names of debtors who failed to meet the Deadline.

Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah stated this during a One day meeting with the Commissioners of information and Broadcast license owners in Nigeria, held in Kano.

He said the meeting was convened by the Commission to Abreast Commissioners of Information,Chief executive officers of Broadcasting stations and General Managers on the Challenges faced by the Commission,and also to solicit Cooperation for prompt payment of outstanding debts.

The Director General explained that the Commission has observed that the industry was not paying much attention the Prompt payment of license fees, which according to him affected the operations of the Commission negatively.

” It is quite disturbing to observe that both the state Government Owned Media Organization and Private Companies have formed Alliance to Owe Commission,Many debtors Stations Failed , neglected and refuse to utilize the incentives granted by the federal Government”

Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah maintained that Any broadcast station that was not up to date in the payment of its license fees would be given up to 20th December 2021 to settle its outstanding debts.

” The Commission will publish names of debtors Stations in the National newspapers two weeks after the Expiration of the Deadline”

He Advised Broadcast Stations to initiate quality content that would build a harmonious Nigeria and abstain from divisive contents .

In their separate remarks the Commissioners of information of Kano, Bauchi, Yobe , Borno and some Broadcast license owners said the meeting was very timely.

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