GOCOP expresses worry over suspension of AIT, Ray Power licences by FG

Posted by News Express | 8 June 2019 | 917 times

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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has expressed grave
worries over the sudden suspension of the operating licence of DAAR
Communications, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power
FM, by the Federal Government.

In a statement issued on Saturday morning by its Publicity Secretary,
Olumide Iyanda, the Guild urged the National Broadcasting Commission
(NBC) to reconsider its stance in the interest of free press and
Nigeria’s growing democracy.

While GOCOP urged all media practitioners to operate with every sense
of responsibility, it also advised NBC to resolve its differences with
DAAR Communications through dialogue, which it described as the most
acceptable channel in a democracy.

In the light of the foregoing, GOCOP called on the Federal Government
to mandate the NBC to rescind the decision against DAAR Communications
in order to pave the way for dialogue.

It said despite the court order that AIT and Ray Power should be
reopened, there is still the need for decorum to be the watchword of
government agencies in taking decisions that will affect the lives of
many and the country’s image abroad.

Source: News Express

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