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RATTAWU want fairness in awarding signal distribution licence

16 April 2014, 12:03

Abuja - The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Digiteam Nigeria to observe the law in awarding signal distribution licence.

This is contained in a statement signed by Henry Odugala, the General Secretary of RATTAWU, on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the union is appealing for transparency and due process in the award of licences, adding that the law of the country should be observed and followed.

The statement quoted the union as saying that the advertisement titled "pre-qualification to bid for broadcasting signal distribution licence’’ was a right step towards the digitisation process.

 "The union is not against any company bidding or being awarded the licence.We are, however, requesting that any company, for example, TV signal provider, that has been operating in the country illegally should not be considered under any name or synonym.’’

According to the statement, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, had instructed the NBC to halt any one operating Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) without licence in the country.


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