FG grants 2-month licence fee waiver to broadcast stations

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    The federal government has announced the granting of a two-month licence-fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in the country by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, as part of efforts to ease the negative effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the broadcast industry.

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this at a meeting with the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON, in Abuja yesterday, also announced the setting up of a committee of creative industry stakeholders to advise the Federal Government on the best way to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on the industry. He said: “Before I announce the terms of reference of the committee, let me say that in the interim, I want to announce that I have approved the request by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to grant a two-month licence-fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria.

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