The Federal Government has appointed new heads for Nigeria Telelevision Authority (NTA), Voice of Nigeria (VON), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN),News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Members of the Board of Directors of the National BroadcastingCommission, NBC, have justified the actions they took in selling a radio spectrum worth N34 billion and paying a commission of N3.4 billion to the consultants, arguing that it was the best action taken to raise money for Digital Switch Over in Nigeria.
**Nine former board members also summoned
A former Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba and nine ex-members of the board are to explain to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) all they know about the sale/lease of 700Mhz spectrum to MTN for $171million (about N34,114,500,000.00).
Before the appointment of Mr. Emeka Mba as the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the agency was perceived to have been in limbo. But his coming helped in revolutionalising issuance of broadcast licence as he applied thought leadership to develop sustainable roadmap to Digital Switch Over (DSO) Senior Correspondent, STAN OKENWA reviews his last days at NBC.
Heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture have been disengaged by the Federal Government.