Shutting Down Of AIT, Silverbird, Others Ploy By FG To Control Media-Activist
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Popular human rights activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore has condemned the shutting down of AIT, Silverbird, 93.7Rhythms FM and others, stating that the action is a ploy by the Federal Government to control the media in Nigeria.
In a post on Friday on social media, Omoyele Sowore stated that there should be nothing like renewal of media licences after the media stations have been granted corporate status to broadcast.
According to Mr. Sowore, “@nbcgovng shutting down of @AIT_Online @SilverbirdTV @937RhythmFm and others in Nigeria over “non-renewal of their licences “ is totally uncalled for, there should be nothing like renewal of media licences after they’ve been granted corporate status to broadcast.
“These are just desperate measures aimed at controlling the media in Nigeria. In this age of technology, the idea behind media control and regulation is archaic, outdated and fruitless. @nbcgovng should reopen them NOW!