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PRESS RELEASE ON DAAR COMMUNICATIONS

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April 22, 2018
 
NBC ORDERS DAAR COMMUNICATIONS TO STOP FURTHER TEST TRANSMISSION OF ITS SIGNALS IN YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE, FOR NOT FOLLOWING DUE PROCESS
 
The National Broadcasting Commission has ordered Daar Communications, Owners of AIT and Raypower to stop further test transmission of its signals in Yola until normal statutory approvals have been requested by Daar Communications Limited and issued by the NBC 

The Commission gave this directive after it noted that the station went ahead and started test transmission even after its operatives had been reminded by the NBC Yola State Office of the need to obtain the necessary statutory approvals as stipulated in the Nigeria Broadcasting Code before such a test transmission could commence. 

The Commission noted that it is regrettable that Daar Communication as an old licensee of the Commission will fail to follow due process and would proceed on test transmission on Sunday, April 22, 2018, without clearance from the NBC. 

For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission hereby draws the attention of all, to the following sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code:
 
Section 12.14.4.6 which states thus:

"In all cases, a representative of the Commission shall be required for the testing to be conducted on new transmitting equipment."

The Commission wishes to re-emphasise that all broadcasters must adhere strictly to the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and the National Broadcasting Act CAP N11 Laws of the Federation, 2004. 
 
Antia Ekanem
Ag. Head, Public Affairs

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