The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the licences of Silverbird TV, AIT, Raypower FM, Rhythm FM, and 50 other television and radio stations over mounting debt.
Balarabe Shehu, director-general of the NBC, who disclosed this on Friday, directed its state offices to liaise with security agencies to ensure they shut down of the operation of these stations within 24 hours.
The director-general said in May, the stations were given two weeks to pay their debt, but that they failed to do so.
“After due consideration, the NBC hereby announces the revocation of the licenses of the under-listed stations and gives them 24 hours to shut down their operations,” Shehu said.
“Our offices nationwide are hereby directed to collaborate with security agencies to ensure immediate compliance.
“All stations who have not renewed their licences for the current duration and are advised to do so within 30 days to avoid sanctions.”
He said all Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and all other broadcast stations that are streaming on online platforms must register with the commission to avoid disconnection.
Below is a full list of the affected stations.
Linksman International Ltd,
Bomay Broadcasting Services Ltd
Cooper Communications Ltd
Rock City FM
Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation
Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation
Niger State Broadcasting Corporation
Family Love FM