The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has sanctioned 45 broadcast stations, including NTA, AIT, Channels and TVC News, for alleged ethical infractions in relation to the 2019 general elections.

The commission’S Director-General Is’haq Modibbo Kawu who said this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday added that the erring stations, which cut across the country, violated provisions of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code, and were fined 500 thousand naira each.

Kawu warned that any of the stations that continue to broadcast hate and inflammatory comments that threaten the security of the country would be shutdown. He said that it had become necessary for NBC to issue such warning as the country move to the next elections.

He reminded all the stations that were sanctioned and those that were not to know that the next step NBC was going to take was to close down any erring station.