The crisis between the African Independent Television (AIT) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) reached a crescendo Thursday night with the suspension indefinitely, of the broadcast licence of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower.
The Director General of NBC Modibbo Kawu, announced the suspension of the licence and eventual closure of the television house at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday evening.
He said the action was taken for failure of the stations to abide by the broadcasting code.
“Today the 6th of June, 2019, AIT/Rapower embarked on use of inflammatory, divisive, inciting broadcasts, and media propaganda against the government and, the NBC for performing its statutory functions of regulating the broadcast industry in Nigeria,” he said.
“Consequently, after several meetings with management of Daar Communications Plc and many letters of warning. The NBC, today 6th June, 2019 took a decision to suspend the licence of Daar Communications Plc for failure to abide by the Commission’s directives, the provisions of the NBC Act Cap N11. The SHUT DOWN order is until further notice.”