#TwitterBan: NBC Directs Broadcast Stations to Suspend Twitter Usage


Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday directed all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to discontinue the use of Twitter, following the ban of the Social Media platform in Nigeria.

This was disclosed in a statement by the acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

Read Also: Twitter Officially Banned in Nigeria, Browser and App Stops Connecting

The statement reads, “De-install Twitter handles and desist from using Twitter as a source (UGC) of information gathering for News and programmes presentation especially phone-in.

Consequent on the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government over the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the corporate existence of Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission directs all Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria to suspend the patronage of Twitter immediately.

In compliance to the above directive, Broadcasting Stations are hereby advised to de-install Twitter handles and desist from using Twitter as a source (UGC) of information gathering for News and programmes Presentation especially phone-in.”

Read Also: FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria, After Twitter, Facebook Removal of Buhari’s…

Section 2(1) r of the NBC Act entrusts the Commission with the responsibility to ensure strict adherence to the national laws, rules and regulations.

Also, Section 3.11.2 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code provides that the broadcaster shall ensure that law enforcement is upheld at all times in a matter depicting that law and order are socially superior to or more desirable than crime and anarchy.

NBC added that section 5.6.3 of its codes calls for strict compliance of its laws by Broadcasters with the usage of materials that cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society in the use of a user-generated content (UGC), citing that it is unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the suspended Twitter as a source of its information therefore strict compliance is enjoined.

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.