List of 159 new radio and television stations approved by NBC has emerged.
Truetells Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the operation of 159 radio and television stations in the country.
This online news platform understands that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has released the list of the 159 licenses granted to companies, communities, and institutions of higher learning.
In a statement signed by its Director-General, Balarabe Ilelah, on September 4, 2021, the NBC, reiterated that the Commission was established by the NBC ACT, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation 2004 with the mandate to regulate and control the broadcasting Industry.
NBC noted that it has successfully carried out its primary functions of licensing, monitoring, and regulating the entire broadcasting industry in Nigeria in the past 29 years of its existence.
The broadcasting regulatory body said Nigeria currently has a total of 625 functional broadcast stations.
“Following the approval granted by the president, NBC has released the list of 159 licenses granted to companies, communities and institutions of higher learning.
“The commission was established by the NBC ACT, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation 2004 with the mandate to regulate and control broadcasting in Nigeria.
“Today, there are a total of 625 functional broadcast stations in Nigeria,’’ Ilelah stated.