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President Buhari Approves 159 Companies To Operate Radio, Television Stations

Following the recent strategy towards enhancing productivity in the digital/ Media economy, President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval to 159 companies, and institutions of higher learning to operate radio,and television stations.

According to a statement disclosed by Mr. Ma'am Balarabe, the Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), "the approval was granted by the President, and NBC has released the list of 159 licensed granted to the accredited companies, and institutions of higher learning."

The Commission was established by the NBC ACT, Cap.N11, laws of the Federation 2004 with the mandate to regulate, and control broadcasting in Nigeria.

Today, the populace can now boast with satisfaction of 625 functional broadcast stations in Nigeria.

According to the Director- General's words as related to the News:

"He said the newly approved licenses were the Federal Polytechnic IIaro (Radio), Prospective Union of Reno People ( Radio),Smile Community Radio Initiative, and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Radio."

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