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IPC slams FG over N5m fine

IPC slams FG over N5m fine
The International Press Centre on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the National Broadcasting Commission over the N5 million fine slammed on Trust Television Network after a documentary on the state of insecurity in the country titled 'Nigeria's Banditry: The Inside Story.'

3rd August 2022 Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed 3rd August 2022 The International Press Centre on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the National Broadcasting Commission over the N5 million fine slammed on Trust Television Network after a documentary on the state of insecurity in the country titled ‘Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story.’ She reminded the Federal Government, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and the NBC that the banditry ravaging Nigeria and putting the lives and property of the citizens in jeopardy was not a creation of the media.Related News NBC fines Trust TV N5m over documentary Imo radio station denies shutdown by NBC NBC signs MoU with NGOs on €1m donation The statement read, “Following the threat by the Information Minister, Mr.In other words, there was no fair hearing for Trust TV, but one-sided hearing of the accusation by the Information Minister upon which the NBC acted.

“It is unacceptable that NBC, funded by tax payers money and expected to act in the public interest, would continuously exhibit the symptoms of an attack dog of the government once the Information Minister blows the whistle.“The Federal Government, the Information Minister and the NBC must be made to understand that the banditry ravaging the country and daily putting the lives and property of the citizens in jeopardy is not a creation of the media, which has, through editorial opinions, investigations and broadcast programmes offered suggestions and support to the government on the way out of the general insecurity.

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