Lekki shooting” Concerned Nigerians, a human rights and pro-democracy group, have actually composed to the Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC over the unlawful and unconstitutional sanctions of Arise TELEVISION, AIT, and Channels TELEVISION for covering completion SARS demonstrations.
The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, had actually revealed at an interview in Abuja that the company had actually fined Arise Television, Africa Independent Television, and Channels Television, for what he described as less than professional protection of completion SARS demonstrations.
The firm had at the peak of completion SARS agitation alerted all tv and radio stations versus reporting the demonstrations in a way that might humiliate the government or personal people or trigger disaffection, prompt to stress or rift in the society.
Nevertheless, the group in a letter to the acting NBC DG signed by its convener, Deji Adeyanju stated, the action of Idachaba to enforce fines on the media platforms was Draconian, baseless, and anti-democratic.
“Your Draconian caution to these media platforms and subsequent sanctions for performing their constitutionally ensured flexibility to obtain people genuine realities about the human rights infractions by the security representatives and insight into the pattern of social advancement in the nation is anti-democratic and should stop” the group stated in the letter.
The group specified that if the sanction on the media platforms is not reversed, they will be entrusted no alternative than to compose to the United States government, UK government and the European Union to position visa restriction on the DG and his instant household for reducing press flexibility in Nigeria.