COVID-19: FG grants 2-month licence fee waiver to broadcast stations

20 May 2020

Regulation & Policy

The federal government has granted a two-month licence fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic in the industry.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed announced this on Wednesday during a meeting with members of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria, BON.

The minister also informed that government had decided to set up a committee of industry stakeholders to look into and advise it on the best way to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on the industry.

Mohammed noted that the entire Creative Industry, which also covers the Broadcast Industry, has been affected by the pandemic that has inflicted extensive damage on the economy of nations across the world.

“We have therefore decided that instead of addressing these problems piecemeal, we should do so holistically for a more positive outcome,” he said.

Source: Business Day