Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has through the National Broadcasting Commission shut down the offices and services of DAAR Communication Group, Africa Independent Television and Raypower radio station.
According to the owner of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, the president has been intimidating his media companies.
Mr. Dokpesi made the allegation while speaking at a press conference in the company’s corporate headquarters in Abuja Thursday.
“I have it on strict authority and very assured information that the highest echelon of the government, the Presidency, queried and challenged the NBC that they were not doing their jobs: ‘How on earth could they be hearing and seeing on AIT what they termed hate speech?
“Any criticism of this government is hate speech. The NBC is acting under the authority of the President and Commander-in-Chief. The licensing fees in Nigeria is one of the highest in the world. There is no country in the world where you have this type of exploitative fees. I have appealed for a reduction because the payments cannot be sustained by private broadcasters in Nigeria.”
Following the AIT licence withdrawal, the internet has been flaming with Nigerian both home and abroad dropping comments of how they feel. Read comment below…
Source: Social media