Bill to regulate Broadcast profession scales second reading.

Written by on November 28, 2021

A bill to regulate the broadcast profession in Nigeria has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives.

The bill, sponsored by Representative Olaifa Aremu, seeks to establish a broadcasting practitioners’ council charged with the responsibility of formal admission, certification, and registration of persons seeking to become broadcasters.

The council shall also be responsible for regulating and controlling the conduct of the practice of broadcast journalism, as well as to conduct examinations in the profession and award certificates or diplomas to successful candidates.

Having tabled it at the floor of the House of Reps, the bill will now be subjected to a public hearing.

Seun Fakorede

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