AIT Closure:NUJ Kicks, Gives NBC 24Hrs to Re-Open Station.


By Roundoffnews.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ has condemned the closure of AIT by the National Broadcasting Commission.

In a statement in Abuja, the National President of the Union Comrade Chris Isiguzo noted that the action of NBC portends grave danger for Freedom of the Press and Independence of the Media.

According to him, an Independent and Pluralistic Media in a democracy like Nigeria serve to promote democracy by their dissemination of authentic information and ensuring transparency in governance.

“We condemn this closure over allegations of breach of 2004 Broadcasting Code and insist there are better ways of sanctioning media organisations that are found to have erred he said”.

It will be helpful if the NBC will immediately reopen AIT to ensure that they continue to promote debate and opinions on issues that are of societal, economic and political importance to the nation.

He however said that the the union expected NBC to do the needful in 24-hours.