NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LICENCES 35 BROADCAST STATIONS
President Olusegun Obasanjo has approved 35 licences for private radio and television stations across the country. The licences are for seven television and 28 radio stations.
Minister of Information and Communication, Mr. Frank Nweke (Jnr), dropped the hint in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State while fielding questions from newsmen at the end of his inspection of projects executed in the state.
Nweke said it was wrong for anybody to say that some people have been denied application to float a radio or television station in the country stressing that before such approval is granted due process must be followed.
He was in the state to commence a nation-wide inspection of state and federal projects executed since 1999, tagged: "Legacy tour: lest the People forget".
"I can confirm that in the last three weeks, the President has approved about seven new television stations and twenty-eight new radio stations all over the country", he said.