Hate Speech: Culprit Broadcasting Stations To Pay N5m Fine

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

As the Federal Government tightens noose on broadcasting stations in the country, culprit ones that broadcast materials deemed to be hate speech will pay between N500,000 and N5 million fine.

The Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this during the unveiling of the amended portion of the 6th edition of NBC code.

Mohammed who in the company of the acting Director-General of NBC, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, also said stations that rebroadcast foreign news materials that endanger national security or national interest will be penalised.

Other provisions of the new code include the prohibition of backlog of advertising debt to broadcasting stations.