DAAR Communications PLC, owners and operators of Africa Independent Television, AIT, Raypower FM, and Faaji Radio says the directive by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC to broadcasters on Twitter operations amounts to an interference with its editorial decisions.
In a statement by management of the media conglomerate, the directive is based on an announcement by Federal Government which “does not represent a law” as contemplated by Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
AIT, Raypower FM and Faaji Radio have suspended the use of their Twitter handles but will challenge the NBC directive in court as soon as judiciary workers suspend their ongoing strike.
NBC has directed radio and television stations in the country to uninstall their Twitter handles, suspend their patronage of the platform and using it to source for news.
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