Lai Mohammed has Orders NBC to Sanction Nigeria INFO over Mailafia Interview where (He) Mailafia exposed Government involvement with Boko Haram.
The National Broadcasting Commission as ordered by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has begun moves to penalise a radio station, Nigeria Info, over a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa.
It was gathered that the NBC could term Mailaifa’s statement as hate speech and sanction the station.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Commission recently unveiled its Reviewed Broadcasting Code in Lagos and raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira.
Mailaifa had been interviewed on a Monday during one of the station’s programmes called Morning CrossFire, to talk on the killings in Southern Kaduna, one of the parts of the North-West region worst hit by banditry.
The reporter had asked him if the government was unwilling to protect the people of Southern Kaduna, to which he replied that some residents believed the government was sponsoring the killers.