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Our Responsibilities


The Commission's responsibilities include advising the federal government, on the implementation of the National Mass Communication Policy, with particular reference to broadcasting, as well as licensing Cable, DTH, and all terrestrial radio and television services. The Commission is also responsible for undertaking research and development in the broadcast industry, upholding the principles of equity and fairness in broadcasting and establishing and disseminating a national broadcasting code while also setting standards with regards to the contents and quality of materials broadcast.

The responsibilities of the National Broadcasting Commission have been spelt our in detail in section 2(1) of the NBC Act no 38 of 1992 (as amended).  Here below is a summary of the services we render to the public pursuant to the act.

  1. NBC News
    • Licensing of Broadcasting Stations
    • Monitoring of Broadcast Stations   
  2. Africa Broadcast Journal
    • Regulating the Broadcasting Industry
    • Arbitration on Broadcast Disputes
  3. Ad-Hoc
    • Spectrum Management
    • Accreditation of Broadcast Related Courses in Tertiary Institutions Training
  4. Africast
    • Monitoring for Harmful Emission & Illegal Broadcasting
    • Broadcast-Related Publications 
  5. Biennial
    • Advising the Federal Government on Mass Communication Policy as it Relates to Broadcasting
    • Issuing and Enforcing the Broadcasting Code
    • Public Forums
    • Publications: Conference Of Africa Broadcasters