The management of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has reportedly barred its staff from sharing online news contents that concern “sensitive and topical national issues”.
The ban was conveyed via a circular signed by Steve Egbo, Executive Director of Admin. and Training.
In the memo, the management of the TV network frowned at how employees engage with sensitive topics that appear in the news. It warned staffers against sharing, retweeting, engaging in or relating with sensitive national issues”.
The memo reads: “The unguarded and unethical manner, in which online publication concerning sensitive and topical national issues are being embraced, canvassed, patronized and shared by members of staff to the embarrassment of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has come to the notice of board management. Management has decided to put a stop to this reckless and unethical behaviour.
“The Director General therefore expressly mandates you to inform all members of staff in your station to steer clear of any publication (online or otherwise) that could impact negatively on the corporate existence of Nigeria and to the embarrassment of Nigeria Television Authority.”
“Any member of staff caught in this fast spreading serious act of misconduct will be made to face the consequences of his/her action in line with the civil service rules.”