The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has suspended the licence of Daar Communications for failure to abide by Nigerian Broadcasting Code.
The Director General of NBC, Is’haq Modibbo-Kawu who made this known in Abuja, said over the last two years, NBC summoned the management of the company to address issues regarding the operations of AIT and Raypower, particularly Political Platform and Kakaaki.
He explained that in one of its meetings with the company held on June 2, 2017 the commission expressed its disappointment with the way and manner hate speech, divisive and inciting comments are applied in discussion of national issues in breach of the provisions of the NBC Act and Broadcast Code.
According to Kawu, Daar Communications has over the years turned itself into a bad example of how a professional broadcast outfit should not be run. He explained that on June 6 AIT and Raypower 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.