The FG orders all broadcast stations to stop using Twitter

The FG orders all broadcast stations to stop using Twitter
The FG orders all broadcast stations to stop using Twitter

All broadcast stations in the country have been instructed to disengage from Twitter by the Federal Government.

The Federal Government has directed all broadcast stations in the country to disengage from Twitter.

The directive was given by Armstong Idachaba, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

All television and radio stations in the country were directed to de-install Twitter and cease using it as a news source.

“Consequent on the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government over the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the corporate existence of Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission directs all Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria to suspend the patronage of Twitter immediately.”

He quoted section 2(1) r of the NBC Act, which entrusts the commission with responsibility to ensure strict adherence to the national laws, rules and regulations to back up his directive.

“Also, section 3.11.2  of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code provides that “the broadcaster shall ensure that law enforcement is upheld at all times in a matter depicting that law and order are socially superior to or more desirable than Crime and Anarchy”, he added.

He equally drew the broadcasters’ attention to section 5.6.3 of the code which requires them to be mindful of materials that may cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society in the use of a user generated Content (UGC).

He said it will be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the suspended Twitter as a source of its information “therefore strict compliance is enjoined.”

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