Nigeria – The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Thursday suspended the operating license of the Daar Communications PLC, operator of AIT and Ray Power.
The move was announced by the Director General of the NBC, Dr. Modibbo Kawu on Thursday. He said the decision was based on the violation of the broadcasting code by the stations which is backed by provisions of Section 10 of the Third Schedule of the NBC Act Cap N11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. Apart from violating broadcasting code, he said the decision was also taken for the failure of the broadcast stations to pay their license fees as when due, even persistent warning to the company to toe the line of caution.
The move by the NBC has now sparked a new discuss across social media, especially on Twitter with the hashtag #AITUnderSiege.