Broadcasting stations in Nigeria that broadcast materials considered to be hate speech will pay a fine between half a million and five million, according to the Federal Government.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in Lagos, the Nigeria’s commercial city today, Tuesday, August 4.
The Minister of Information disclosed this in the company of the acting DG of NBC, Professor Armstrong Idachaba during the unveiling of the amended portion of the 6th edition of NBC code.
Mohammed said stations that rebroadcast foreign news materials that endanger national security or national interest will be penalized.
Meanwhile, other provisions of the new code include a prohibition of a backlog of advertising debt to broadcasting stations.