22 April 2021 By Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill For an Act to Amend The National Broadcasting Commission Act.
Leading the debate, the sponsor of the amendment, member representing Ogo Oluwa Surulere Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Olusegun Odebunmi maintained that the Act when amended will strengthen the Commission and make it more effective in regulating broadcasting in the country.
He added that the amendment will foster the establishment and administration of Digital Access Funds to ensure all round development of the broadcast industry.
The lawmaker who is the Chairman House Committee on Information National Orientation Ethics and Values added that the amendment will encourage compliance, healthy competition and fair play in the activities of licencing and players in the industry.
He also stated that the repeal
will also reposition the National Broadcasting Commission by expanding its capacity in the ever expanding Broadcasting Industry in the country.
In his ruling, the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila who presided over plenary referred the bill to the relevant committee for further legislative inputs.