Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has condemned the suspension of the licence of Daar Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower and Faaji FMs, by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
NBC suspended the company’s licence on Thursday, alleging inability to pay the licence renewal fees, hate speeches, as well as using and allowing the station to be used for selfish political ends.
Reacting to the development, Atiku said there would be little to differentiate Nigeria from a dictatorship if the press loses its independence.
Atiku reacted through his Twitter handle.
If, at this time, we stand by as the Press loses its independence, there will be little to differentiate us from a dictatorship. This should not happen. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) June 6, 2019