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Hate Speech: NBC to sanction erring media outfits

Hate Speech: NBC to sanction erring media outfits

The Campaign by the Nigerian Government to clamp down on hate speeches and all appearances of it seems to be gaining momentum as the National Broadcasting Commission has thrown its weight behind the government.
Director General of the NBC, Ishaq Kawu made the statement at the 25th anniversary and 3rd Annual Lecture of the National Broadcasting Commission, which took place at Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to him, the commission is not resting and would do all it can to ensure that every hate speech is eliminated completely from the country.

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Also speaking at the event is the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar the third, who cautioned religious leaders, Media Organizations and the Nigerian populace on the use of hate speeches.
The Nigerian National Supreme Councils for Islamic Council on Thursday threw its weight behind the efforts of the Federal Government in this regard.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on his part called on the Commission as the regulatory agency to ensure that broadcast stations are punished for aiding and abetting hate speech.
He assured that despite the arrows of threats targeted at president Buhari’s Administration by purveyors of hate speech, the Federal Government remains on course to provide to the citizenry the coveted dividends of democracy.

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