The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned llana Omo Oodua Worldwide, operators of Radio Ijangbara that the station cannot be operated in Nigeria.
ASHENEWS reports that Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide had indicated plan to float Radio Ijangbara station reportedly to be broadcast from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
However, the Commission in a statement titled “Illegal Broadcast Signals” and signed by the Director General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah on Friday, warned that the move is illegal.
According to him, NCC “will not tolerate the use of any broadcast facility within or outside Nigeria to create disunity among Nigerians and intentionally, or inadvertently, mislead people in a deliberate act of subversion and sedition. Nigerians do not need another round of heartache and disruption by any tribal interest group.”
Read the statement below:
It has come to the attention of the Commission that a group, the llana Omo Oodua Worldwide, in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and General Secretary, Wale Adeniran and Tunde Amusat, respectively, announced that it would formally unveil Radio Ijangbara, as the official broadcast radio of the group on January 1, 2023
Further to this statement, was that the online radio will be broadcasting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Commission wishes to state emphatically that it will not tolerate the use of any broadcast facility within or outside Nigeria to create disunity among Nigerians and intentionally, or inadvertently, mislead people in a deliberate act of subversion and sedition. Nigerians do not need another round of heartache and disruption by any tribal interest group.
No person shall operate or use any apparatus or premises for the transmission of sound or vision by cable, television, radio, satellite or any other medium of broadcast from anywhere in Nigeria without the approval of the Commission.
Commission will continue to work with the appropriate security agencies to bring to book those with the intention to use the airwaves for personal or group interest to create division in Nigeria, and appeals to Nigerians for support and cooperation.
The Commission urges Nigerians to unite in joining hands with the government to build a stronger and more prosperous nation and to help in the success of next year’s general elections