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Buhari approves 65 radio, television licenses

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved 65 radio FM and digital television licenses across various sectors in the country.

Top amongst the beneficiaries were the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp who acquired radio FM broadcasting license each, the Nigeria Customs Service (radio and television licences), and Blueprint Newspapers which got approval of a free view digital terrestrial television licence.

The four-page statement also listed other beneficiaries which included Rhola Vision Engineering Limited, Leadership Group, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), amongst others.

The list of the first batch of the FM Radio and Digital Television Broadcasting Licenses was made available to Daily Sun in Abuja by the Assistant Diretor, Public Affairs, National Broadcasting Commission, Ekanem Antia.

“Consequent upon the approval granted by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, the National Broadcasting Commission has released the list of 65 successful companies and institutions of higher learning recently granted Radio, Digital Television and University Campus Radio Broadcasting.

“In summary,  43 companies have been granted FM Radio Broadcasting Licenses, eight Campus FM Radio Broadcasting Licenses, one Community FM Radio Broadcasting License and 13 Free-View Digital Terrestrial Television Licenses,” the NBC said.

The Commission said there were no available frequencies for assignment for Lagos and Abuja.