BON Appreciates FG For 60% License Fee Waiver

Saa Ibrahim , others at BON Office

YBTC News-The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) has thanked the Federal Government, the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture and the National Broadcasting Commission for finding it worthy to secure waiver of sixty percent (60%) outstanding debt by broadcast stations during this hard time.

This was made known in an official Statement that was sent to YBTC News and signed by the organization’s chairperson, Hajiya Sa’a Ibrahim on Thursday.

The body appreciates the noble gesture of the Federal government, for acknowledging the challenges that have greatly affected the Broadcast Industry by Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted to huge loss of revenue running into billions of Naira and have also impacted negatively on licensees to operate to full capacity.

Member Stations had no choice but continue to operate to ensure that the society is well informed, educated and entertained while they stay home, to stay safe as part of the corporate social responsibility.

To do otherwise is to abandon the responsibility of Broadcasting.

BON would like to use this opportunity to advise members to take full advantage of this noble gesture by the Federal Government to settle their forty percent (40%) outstanding fees to the Commission and licensees to carry out reconciliation and sign reconciled statement with NBC to avoid disputes in the future within the stipulated time frame,


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