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FG to license online radio, TV stations



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations.

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed stated this when a delegation of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) visited him saying that “WebTVs and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beaming signals into Nigeria, will be licensed to bring sanity into the industry.

He was responding to a request by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code.

The minister, who promised to carry along members of BON in the review of the Broadcasting Code, restated the commitment of the present administration to a free media.

Mohammed also appealed to BON to partner the government in the promotion of peaceful co-existence and cohesion in order to engender progress and national development.