Channels Television has apologised to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), for the infraction of a broadcasting code.
This was confirmed by Franca Aiyetan, NBC’s Director of Public Affairs, in an interview with NAN on Tuesday.
Aiyetan explained that the Commission’s letter to the TV station was a regulatory instrument to check excesses.
She insisted that the letter did not seek to close down nor sanction the station.
“It was actually not for public consumption. It was not a press release. It was a regulatory instrument to check the excesses of the station.
“It is a station that won an award but we say in this particular situation, you did not handle it professionally.
“It is possible to bridge the public peace and that was what the letter conveyed to Channels TV said, to which the TV station has responded, saying we apologise, we did wrong,” Aiyetan said.
NBC has been under fierce criticism after the letter found its way into the public domain.
The agency had announced a N5 million fine against Channels TV, for the breach of a broadcast code and for allowing a leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to make secessionist and inciting declarations without caution.