The Federal Ministry of Information said the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has successfully jammed the signals of a pirate radio in South West Nigeria, – Radio Biafra, months after the secessionist medium commenced transmission without an approval of the commission.
Permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information, Dr. Sade Yemi-Esan said the NBC and security forces in the country were hunting those behind the radio to arrest them, after shutting down its signals. Yemi-Esan who was speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of affairs in the ministry commended the NBC for this latest feat
She said: “We also gave a report on that. Right now, the signals from Radio Biafra had been jammed successfully by the NBC. “The commission is also working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not licensed by anybody to be on the airwave in Nigeria”.
She said President Buhari urged the ministry to step up its publicity level to enable Nigerians know what the current administration is doing in terms of governance.
Yemi-Esan added that Buhari urged them to reduce the rate of piracy in the country to enable Nollywood stakeholders get their dues