The National Broadcasting Commission has shut down Vision FM, an Abuja-based radio station. The station was shut down for discussing the controversial extension of the tenure of Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Rufai Abubakar, and his alleged incompetence.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), in a letter, addressed to Vision FM’s Managing Director on Wednesday, noted that it sanctioned the broadcasting outfit for airing content against the country’s national security in one of its programmes, ‘Idon Mikiya’ on January 5, 2022.
It added that the station breached section 39 (3) (b) of the 1999 constitution which imposed restrictions on issues relating to government security services or agencies.
The letter reads, “Your discussion of issues, including appointments of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) constitutes a breach of the provision of section 39 (3) (b) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which imposes restrictions on matters concerning government security services or agencies established by law.”