NBC orders broadcasting stations to stop using Twitter and deactivate their Twitter accounts

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday, 7th of June, 2021 ordered all broadcasting stations in the country to suspend the use of Twitter.

NBC announced this in a statement issued by its Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba, on Monday morning.

Idachaba advised television and radio stations to de-install Twitter handles and stop using them as user-generated content (UGC) for news and programs presentation especially phone-in.

It warned that it will be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronize the suspended Twitter.

The statement further noted section 5.6.3 of the broadcast code which requires broadcasters to be mindful of materials that may cause disaffection, incite panic, or rift in the society in the use of UGC.

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