Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), on Saturday in Abuja denied accusing some fans of President Muhammadu Buhari of violating Broadcasting Code.
” The attention of the Management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been drawn to a sensational and incorrect report circulating on the internet.
” That the Director-General of the Commission, Malam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, accused some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari of violating the Broadcasting Code, among other embarrassing misrepresentations and claims.
” To set the record straight, and for the avoidance of any doubt, the NBC organised a Stakeholders Forum on Political Broadcasts, which held on Thursday, Oct. 26 in Kano State.
” The choice of this location in Kano were both necessary and strategic, given the fact that Kano is the most populous state in Nigeria with over 20 operating broadcast establishments as well as the observed spike in hate speech within the environment.”
” This has been the time-tested practice and should remain the irreducible minimum gold-standard in our media practice.”
” It was against this background that the Director General of the Commission, in his address in Kano, alluded to the escalating spate of hate speech in political broadcasts.
” And the imperative for broadcast operators to be vigilant and be guided by the broadcasting code in their operations.”
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