A non-governmental organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has alleged that the revocation of broadcast licences of 52 radio and television stations by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was a ploy by the President Muhammdu Buhari administration to stifle the media.
SERAP stated this via a post on its Twitter page, on Friday.
“The decision by the Buhari administration to revoke the licences of over 50 television and radio stations is a deliberate ploy to stifle media freedom, free expression and access to information in Nigeria,” it said.
The organisation added that the decision must be immediately reversed.
Recall that NBC had earlier on Friday revoked the broadcast licences of Silverbird Television, AIT, Raypower FM, Rhythm FM and some state-owned broadcasting stations over failure to renew their licences, amounting to N2.66 billion.