Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has kicked against the decision of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to revoke the licenses of 52 broadcast stations in Nigeria.
Recall that NBC had revoked the broadcast licences of Silverbird TV, AIT, Raypower FM, and Rhythm FM, amongst others.
The Director-General of the NBC, Mallam Balarabe Shehu, who made the disclosure on Friday, said the development followed the failure of the media houses to renew their broadcast licences.
Reacting, SERAP in a tweet threatened to sue NBC if they do not reverse the decision.
” The decision by the Buhari administration to revoke the licences of over 50 television and radio stations is a deliberate ploy to stifle media freedom, free expression and access to information in Nigeria.
” The decision must be immediately reversed.” SERAP tweeted.