NBC Directs Every OBS Provider and Social Media Platforms to Obtain Service Licence


Thursday, June 10, 2021 / 02:45 PM / by Proshare Research / Header Image Credit: Ecographics


The National Broadcasting Commission has directed all Online Broadcast Service Providers and Social Media Platforms operating within the Nigerian State to apply and Obtain a broadcast licence for their services.


This was contained in a newspaper advertorial put out by the NBC and duly signed by its Director-General, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.


The content of the advertorial is as stated below:


"In line with the provision of the National Broadcasting Act CAP N11 Laws of the Federation 2004, Section 2(1)(b)(i), which states that:


The Commission shall have the responsibility of receiving, processing and considering applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of Radio and Television Stations including Cable Television services, Direct Satellite Broadcast (DSB), and ANY medium of Broadcasting.


The National Broadcasting Commission hereby direct every online Broadcast Service Providers and Social Media Platforms operating within the Nigerian State to apply and Obtain a broadcast licence for their services".


The application is expected to be sent to the office of the Director-General while the commission states further that any online Broadcast Service Provider that fails to obtain a licence will be considered an illegal entity.

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