Zamfara government shuts down TV and radio stations for misconduct

The Zamfara state government on Saturday shut down three television stations and a radio station for violating professional ethics.

The affected media stations are; NTA, Gamji TV, Al-umma TV and Pride FM radio are all in Gusau, the state capital.

In a radio broadcast, state information commissioner Ibrahim Dosara said the media had been shut down for violating their professional ethics.

According to Dosara, the media houses concerned attended the rally organized by the opposition Peoples Democratic Par in the state, which had previously been banned by the state government for security reasons.

He said, “The state government suspended all political activities in the state due to insecurity concerns, but the PDP ignored the order and held a rally in Gusau, the capital of the state. state, where one person was killed and 18 others injured.

“The four media houses, NTA, Gamji TV, Al-umma TV and Pride FM radio were also there to cover the event despite being aware of the government’s ban on political gatherings. ‘State.

“In view of this, the four media houses are closed with immediate effect.”

Meanwhile, the government has ordered security guards to arrest any staff of affected stations who attempt to enter the stations to perform any task.

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