Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, condemned the suspension of television channels by the Nigerian government.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, on Monday in a letter to Channels TV’s managing director signed by the Commission’s acting managing director, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, said Channels TV had erred in allowing a leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB to make secessionist and incitement statements on the airwaves without caution.
The government also announced a fine of 5 million naira for violating the broadcasting code.
Responding, Fani-Kayode condemning the action said media censorship is wrong and unacceptable in a democratic government.
On his Twitter page, the former minister wrote: “It is wrong for NBC to sanction @channelstv simply because they allowed IPOB spokesperson Mr. Emma Powerful to answer relevant questions and vital to the attack on the governor’s home in Imo state.
Media censorship is unacceptable in a democracy.”