Friday, September 23, 2011

Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation may be scrapped

The Nigerian Minister for Communications Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, has said the Federal Government may scrap the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) or simply streamline its activities with those of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

She said: “Stakeholders’ calls reverberate the need to merge the two agencies for appropriate utilisation of the digital dividends that will result from the migration of broadcasting from analogue to digital by 2015.The freed-up frequencies could be licensed to telecom operators to provide services, especially to drive broadband penetration.”

She added that NCC may soon become the regulator of all other agencies, including the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), among others.
(Source: The Nation/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog )