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Vision FM: NBC sanction over NIA needless, Nigeria gagging press – CISLAC

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has condemned the “useless clampdown” on Imaginative and prescient FM.

The Federal Authorities sanctioned the Abuja-based radio station over a dialogue on ‘Idon Mikiya’.

The Hausa program talked in regards to the reappointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as Director-Normal of the Nationwide Intelligence Company (NIA).

President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice has been opposed by aggrieved safety officers and stakeholders.

In a letter, some NIA officers recalled that Abubakar left service in 2012, six years earlier than he was named DG.

“He was compulsorily retired after failing his promotion examinations, from Deputy Director to Director, three (3) instances consecutively.

“This appointment introduced a sort of a really odd and awkward relationship between the DG and administrators”, it learn partially.

Irked by the deliberation on Idon Mikiya, the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC) slammed a N5million advantageous on Imaginative and prescient FM.

The NBC additionally suspended the programme for six months, ranging from January 28, 2022.

In an announcement on Thursday, CISLAC Director urged President Buhari to name the NBC to order.

The activist mentioned that stage of intolerance and impunity was getting out of hand regardless of having no place in a democracy.

He advised the federal government to carry the suspension and uphold the provisions of the 1999 Structure (as amended).

Rafsanjani declared that the NBC motion “exposes the federal government’s illicit need to gag the press, block free speech and switch Nigeria right into a Police State”

He reminded the Buhari administration that its emergence was a results of press freedom and vibrancy of the civil society.

Rafsanjani, Head of Transparency Worldwide, Nigeria and Chairman of Amnesty Worldwide, Nigeria, suggested the NBC to deal with its regulatory function professionally and with restraint. Supply: DailyPost

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