The Nigeria Union of Journalists reacted to the closure of AIT and other stations owned by Daar Communication PLC by the National Broadcasting Commission NBC
In a statement jointly signed by NUJ President,Chris Isiguzo and National Secretary ,Shuaibu Usman Leman,the union statsd that action of NBC portends grave danger for Free Press and Independent Media.
“Independent and Pluralistic Media in a democracy like Nigeria serve to promote democracy by their dissemination of authentic information and ensuring transparency in governance.
We condemn this closure over allegations of breach of 2004 Broadcasting Code and insist there are better ways of sanctioning media organisations that are found to have erred.
It will be helpful if the NBC will immediately reopen AIT to ensure that they continue to promote debate and opinions on issues that are of societal, economic and political importance to the nation. We expect them to do the needful in 24-hours”.NUJ said in the statement.