NBC Slaps N5m penalty On Channels TV For Breaking Broadcast Code During Interview With Labour party’s Vice Presidential Candidate, Baba Datti-Ahmed
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has slapped a fine of N5 million on Channels Television for breaking the broadcasting law during an interview with the Vice-Presidential candidate of Labour party, Datti Baba-Ahmed.
The sanction was relayed to the Chief Executive Officer of the television station in a letter titled “Broadcast of an Inciting Interview, A Sanction”, and signed by Balarabe Ilelah, the commission’s Director-General.
It read in part:
“The NBC monitored the broadcast of a live interview of the running mate of the Labour Party Vice presidential candidate, Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed, by the anchor of Politics Today, Seun Okibaloye, on Wednesday, March 22. Dr Baba-Ahmed said it will be unconstitutional to swear in an elected president on May 29, 2023, because of election irregularities,” Ilelah said in the letter.
The NCC chairman stated that the interview was volatile and had potential of inciting public disorder and therefore violated some sections of the broadcasting code. This, according to him, includes the section that said no broadcast shall encourage, or incite, be repugnant to public feelings or contain an offensive reference to any person or organisation, alive or dead or generally be disrespectful to human dignity.
Ilelah added that according to the broadcasting code, broadcasters shall ensure that no programme entailed anything which amounted to the subversion of constituted authority.
“Consequently, on the following infractions, Channels Television is hereby sanctioned and shall pay a penalty of N5,000,000 (five million naira) only in the first instance” he said
He added that any further infraction by the television station would attract a sterner sanctions.
“You are advised to pay within two weeks from the day of receipt of this letter or the penalty will be graduated,” the NBC Director-General said.
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