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Nigerian news: World Radio Broadcasters commend FG’s decision on Community Radio stations

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has welcomed the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to give the go-ahead for community radio in Nigeria.

Steve Buckley, AMARC International President, said: “We greatly welcome the announcement by President Goodluck Jonathan confirming the approval of proposals from the National Broadcasting Commission to proceed with community radio licensing in Nigeria. We especially applaud the delegation of licence assessment and decision making to the regulatory body as another important step in democratising Nigerian media law and regulation.”

Oumar Seck Ndiaye, AMARC Africa President, added: “We congratulate the President and the Government of Nigeria for taking this bold step towards the development of community broadcasting, along side private and state broadcasting, to ensure the access of all people of Nigeria to information and communication, consistent with recommendations of the African Charter on Broadcasting which has been endorsed by African governments.”