Two-months license fee waived off for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria

The federal government has announced the granting of a two-month licence-fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria 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 at a meeting with the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria 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.

Mr Alhaji Lai Mohammed mentioned “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”.