The federal government of Nigeria has demanded an explanation from a popular TV broadcasting station, Channels TV, over an interview it tagged inciting against the government.
Recall that on August 24, 2021, Governor Ortom had criticised the present administration and described President Buhari as the worst when it comes to handling security matters.
Governor Ortom, who also featured as a guest on Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, condemned the way in which some critical issues were being managed.
The National Broadcasting Commission on Thursday queried Channels Television for granting that interview.
According to the letter signed by the regulator’s DG, Balarabe Ilelah, and seen by Freelanews, the TV station breached Section 1.10.4, 3.1.1, 3.1.1b, 3.3.1e, 3.11.1b and 3.12.2 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Codes.
Therefore, NBC had demanded from the John Momoh owned Channels TV to explain why disciplinary actions shouldn’t be raised against it.
See letter attached.