Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has criticised the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for imposing fines on ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.
Recall that on Monday, NBC accused the three broadcasting stations of violating broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.
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The regulator alleged that the three stations aided in the escalation of tension through coverage of the protests in the country, hence leading to a fine of N3million for each station.
Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move as unfair and unjust.
See his tweet below:
It’s unfair and unjust for @nbcgovng to fine Arise,Channels and AIT.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 26, 2020