Adebayo Shittu :FG moves to block IPOB radio, other unauthorized broadcast in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has disclosed that federal government had ordered the importation of radio monitoring equipment to jam the signals of outfits involved in illegal and unauthorised broadcast in the country.
The Minister spoke to journalists at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.
Igbo secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB is the major group involved in illegal broadcast in the country.
The pirate radio station being run by the group can be heard in some parts of the country.
The Minister of Communications said the equipment for jamming of the radio stations were to be installed in five locations, including Lagos, Ogoja, Azare.
The Minister also listed projects being executed by his ministry at the briefing.
Also speaking during the briefing, the Minister of Information said reinstatement of Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will not stop his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Minister said ““I am not aware that the EFCC is investigating the recently reinstated Executive Secretary of NHIS but if that is the case I don’t think his reinstatement is a bar to any investigation.”
“I didn’t say I’m not aware of his investigation, I said EFCC. I was precise I said I am not aware that the EFCC is investigating him and that if it is true, that the fact that he has been reinstated does not mean a stop to it. That is what I said.
“I am not saying I’m not aware that he was suspended or any investigation is going on.
“The fact that he has been reinstated does not mean that the EFCC will not continue with its investigation, that is what I said.”