FG To Grant License To Online Radio, TV Stations


The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Friday while receiving members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy visit, said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide-ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licencing of online radio and television stations.

Mohammed made this known while responding to a request made by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code, he said, “I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that Mr President has actually already approved a review of the Broadcast Code that is going to take care of many of the issues you have already raised here.”

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“In particular, the President has approved that WebTVs and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beaming signals into Nigeria, will be licensed because we must bring sanity into this industry.

“Mr President has also approved a wide range of reforms in the industry which, at the appropriate platform, I will let you know,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi.

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