Clear ambiguity on broadcasting code, Njoku tells NBC
The Chief Executive Officer, IrokoTv, Mr Jason Njoku has called on the National Broadcasting Commission to clear the ambiguities in the new National Broadcasting Code by holding a broader stakeholders’ engagement to discuss the contentious part of the code. Njoku made the call on Monday at a Webinar themed: ‘Amendment of the 6th Edition of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code’, where he was a panelist. Njoku said his efforts to get the NBC to provide a basis for engagement were rebuffed as the commission neither acknowledged nor replied a letter he wrote to the acting Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba. “I wrote the NBC with the aim of bringing out an inclusive and robust regulatory framework that recognizes creativity, rewards creativity and provided an enabling environment for investment and growth,” he stated. The IrokoTv boss accused the NBC of freezing out the biggest investors in Nigerian content production such as his firm, AfricanMagic and Filmhouse from the process that gave birth to the code.