The National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC), has announced its successful jamming of the signals of radio station, Radio Biafra.
The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan.
The plan to jam the radio station’s signals came after a meeting between officials of the Ministry of Information and president Muhammad Buhari.
Esan also revealed that the President charged the ministry to tackle the scourge of piracy that was affecting Nigerian entertainment.
“We also talked to him about the nine parastatal that are under the ministry, the work they are doing and some of the challenges they face.”
“We are happy with the response we got and the concerns of Mr President on the work we are doing, especially the publicity aspect. He wants us to intensify publicity because he wants every Nigerian to know about the policies and programmes of this government.”
“He also raised concerns about piracy in Nollywood and he has instructed us to work harder to ensure that the producers of Nollywood films get what is due to them and that we reduce piracy to the barest minimum.”
On Radio Biafra, she said “We also have a report on that. Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by the NBC.
“The commission is also working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not licensed by anybody to be on the airwave in Nigeria.”