Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Malam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has reiterated the commission’s commitment to strengthen and consolidate its role to ensuring proper supervision and monitoring of broadcast stations activities on political campaigns.
Speaking yesterday at the opening of a 2-day workshop on political broadcast in Sokoto, Kawu in a welcome address, noted that political parties and candidates have role to play in shaping the process such that the nation’s democracy could thrive in peace.
According to him, the Country needs to responsively reflect on the mutual ideals of democracy to sustain an acceptable process.
While explaining that the commission was responsible for adequate supervision and sanctioning of erring stations, Kawu noted that stations must measure up with the challenges associated with their responsibilities especially during electioneering campaigns.
In his keynote address, NBC board Chairman, Ikra Iliyasu Bilbis stressed the need for parties and politicians to depart from negative tendencies and activities that serially characterized peaceful elections in the past.
He enumerated rumour, denying opposition access to air their views especially through government owned media, dwelling on non-issue based political discuss among others as catalysts.