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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved licenses for online radio and television stations, as part of reforms in the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), on a courtesy visit.

The minister, who was responding to a request made by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code, said that government was committed to repositioning the sector. He said:

“I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that Mr President has already approved a review of the Broadcast Code to take care of many of the issues you have already raised here.

“In particular, the President has approved that WebTVs and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beaming signals into Nigeria, will be licensed because we must bring sanity into this industry.

“Mr President has also approved a wide range of reforms in the industry which, at the appropriate platform, I will let you know.”

The minister, who promised to carry along members of BON in the review of the Broadcasting Code, restated the commitment of the present administration to a free media.

“I have said it on many platforms that this administration is not about to gag the press. No! But we will appeal to the press to please self-regulate itself for the sake of this country and also for the sake of the industry itself,” he said.

The Minister appealed to BON to partner with the government in the promotion of peaceful co-existence and cohesion in order to engender progress and national development.

“Today, if anybody listens to what is being said on some radio or television stations, you will think that this country is at war or that Christians actually cannot live with Muslims or that there is a dichotomy between the North and the South. I think we need to appeal to you to use your platforms for the unity and cohesion of the country,” he said.

In his remarks, the Acting Chairman of BON, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, said the re-appointment of the Minister was deserving because he brought life and great innovation to the broadcast industry during the first tenure of the administration.

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