The National Broadcasting Commission -NBC, has extended the deadline which all outstanding debts are to be paid from the 24 hours previously given to Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2022. The Director-General of NBC, Malam Balarabe Ilelah, had made the revelation in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
The NBC revoked the licenses of the AIT/Ray Power FM -DAAR Communication L.td., Silverbird TV Network, and 50 other stations over N2.6 billion debts, on Friday.
The commission had directed the affected broadcasting stations including AIT and Silverbird, to close down in the next 24 hours and ordered NBC offices nationwide to collaborate with the security agencies to make sure of the immediate compliance of that directive.
Ilelah, however, has announced that the extension of the enforcement date was due to an appeal by the affected broadcast stations, relevant stakeholders, public-spirited individuals, and organizations.
This is to inform all the affected broadcast stations whose licenses were revoked and given 24 hours to pay all outstanding license fees that NBC has extended the period which all outstanding debts are to be paid from 24 hours to Wednesday, Aug. 23. The Director-General had said all the affected broadcast stations who fail to pay their dues on or before Aug. 23, 2022, are mandated to close down by midnight on Aug. 24, 2022.