National Broadcasting Commission extends deadline for licence fees payment,

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission-NBC, Is’haq Kawu, says the body has decided to extend the deadline for broadcast organisations yet to pay the renewal fees for their licences.

At a press conference held in Abuja, the NBC asked debtor stations to pay up before March 31st or have their stations shut down.

According to the NBC director general, state and national, public and private, radio and television broadcast stations are altogether owing over five billion Naira in license fees.

He added that for some organisations, licenses had expired as far back as 2015, meanwhile according to him, six months to the expiration of the license, the station is expected to inform the NBC that they are willing to continue as a licencee of the NBC.

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