- As usual, let me start by thanking you, gentlemen, for always responding to our invitation, and for your usually-reliable reports after our briefings.
i) Independence of the NBC from political interference in the exercise of its regulatory powers, particularly with respect to the issuance and withdrawal of broadcasting license.
- Upward review of fines from N500,000 to N5,000,000 for breaches relating to hate speeches, inciting comments and indecency
- Upgrade of breach of political comments relating to hate speeches and divisive comments to ''Class A'' offence in the Broadcasting Code.
iii) Recruitment of more monitoring staff for the NBC. At the moment, there are only about 200 Staff monitoring about 1,000 radio and
v) Enhancement of welfare packages of NBC staff to avoid their compromise in the line of duty
In the case of Nigeria, it's the monopoly of content that breeds anti-competition practices.
Therefore, Gentlemen, we once again seek your support for our efforts to banish fake news and hate speech from our media space.
I thank you for your kind attention.