NBC cautions broadcast stations to exercise professionalism

nigeria_nbcTHE National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has threatened to sanction any broadcast station, which did not conform to the ethics of professionalism in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities during the electioneering campaigns.

In a statement, the Director, NBC Kaduna Zonal Office, Alhaji Ibrahim Isah Wada, warned that the commission would take decisive measures against any broadcast station that reneged on its professional responsibility as prescribed by law.

The statement regretted that some politicians make attempts to use the broadcast media to overheat the polity, thereby causing disharmony among the people.

“Broadcast stations are, therefore, enjoined to exercise professionalism and live above any parochial interest, for the overall good of our country.

“The commission wishes to emphasise that electioneering exercise is a game of rules, likewise the broadcasting profession. It is, therefore, essential that the rules of the game are adhered to by all players.

Thus, no politician should be allowed to sue the broadcast media unlawfully to the detriment of society,” the statement said. -Thenation

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