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NBC is headed by a Director General who is the chief executive of the Commission responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization. The office of the Director General handles various departments and units under the DG’s office. Department - Legal, Internal and Audit departments. Units - Public Procurement Unit, Servicom Unit and Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit.

There are 9 Directorates in the Commission, viz:

Office of the Secretary to the Commission;

Broadcast Monitoring;

Broadcast Policy and Research;

Engineering and Technology;

Finance and Accounts;

Human Resource Management;

Investigation and Enforcement

Public Affairs

Office of the DG

There are 10 Zonal Offices across the country in addition to 25 state offices.

Administrative Structure:

The Director General is the CEO of the Commission supported by 9 directorates:

1. Office of the Secretary to the Commission

2. Directorate of Broadcast Monitoring

3. Directorate of Broadcast Policy and Research

4. Directorate of Engineering and Technology

5. Directorate of Finance and Accounts

6. Directorate of Human Resource Management

7. Directorate of Investigation and Enforcement

8. Public Affairs

9. Office of the Director General

To effectively cover the vast expanse of Nigeria, the Commission has ten (10) zonal offices and twenty-five (25) state offices. The headquarters of the Commission resides in Abuja, the capital city of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

Since inception, the NBC has had 7 Chief Executives. Prof. Armstrong A. Idachaba is the present Acting Director-General.


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