Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the suspension of Channels Television for interviewing a leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
In a letter addressed to the managing director of the TV station on Monday, Armstrong Idachaba, acting NBC director-general, said the IPOB leader made inciting comments without being cautioned by the TV station.
Reacting to the suspension, the former lawmaker expressed that there is nothing insensitive or provocative about the interview.
He wrote: “There is nothing so sensitive, provocative or inciting about that @channelstv interview. The NBC’s action only now makes people want to listen or watch it.”
There is nothing so sensitive,provocative or inciting about that @channelstv interview.The NBC’s action only now makes people want to listen or watch it.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 26, 2021