The National Broadcasting Commission has launched a new edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code, the code 6th edition in its series.
The code has been strengthened to enhance professionalism and development in Nigeria’s broadcast industry.
Director General of the NBC, Modibbo Kawu, disclosed this at the launch of the code in Kano.
Correspondent Tijesu Adeoye reports that Nigeria’s broadcast industry has continued to evolve over the years. But the industry has suffered a few setbacks, which the National Broadcasting Commission is seeking to address through its series of Broadcasting codes.
The Nigeria broadcasting code was first launched in 1993, to enable broadcast operators to self regulate and ensure the highest form of professionalism in the broadcast industry and has since been reviewed every 5 years .
Now the commission has repackaged and launched the 6th edition of the Nigeria broadcasting code. Broadcast operators are being urged to abide strictly to the code to avoid sanctions and engender better chances of growth and development in the industry.
The NBC Boss assures that several copies of the new edition of the code will be distributed to all broadcast outfits across the country.
The Commission also plans to organize seminars and workshops that will enable broadcast operators understand the provisions of the new broadcasting code.