ADABA, Radiovision Promise To Stop Offensive Broadcast 4 years ago 10

An Akure-based private radio station, ADABA FM and the  Ondo State Radiovision Corporation have promised  the National Broadcasting Commission  that they will stop offensive  broadcast  ahead of the October 20 governorship election in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

NBC Director-General, Yomi Bolarinwa, told  reporters after the corporation’s meeting with the representatives of both media outfits  in Abuja on  Wednesday  that ADABA FM and Radiovision had   promised to exhibit professionalism in their operations.

Bolarinwa said, “The NBC held  a meeting with the chief executives of the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation, Akure and the radio arm of Continental Broadcast Services, ADABA FM, Akure.

“The meeting was  on the continuous violation of provisions of the Electoral Act and the Nigerian Broadcasting Code.

“We have secured their assurances that the offensive broadcast will stop; the airwaves will be sanitised.

“We have also got their assurances that the language of broadcast will be decent, reasonable and palatable in the interest of the people of the state.”

He said the commission would closely monitor development in the state and would not hesitate to sanction any station found wanting.

Speaking on behalf of the stations, the Director-General of OSRC, Ladi Akeredolu-Ale, said the meeting  was to correct observable defects in their programming.

He said the two stations would adhere  to provisions of the Electoral Act and the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

The NBC  on Tuesday condemned  the unprofessional conduct of the stations in the ongoing political campaigns in  the state, threatening  to suspend their licences.

While the body accused  Radiovision  of giving more airtime to the  Labour Party’s candidate, Governor Olusegun Mimiko,   ADABA FM was said to have broadcast a programme that could incite the people. Home Page

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