FG bars AIT Crew from covering Buhari’s unveiling of broadband plan

Reporters of Africa Independent Television, AIT were on Thursday blocked by agents of government from covering President Mohammadu Buhari’s unveiling of the 2020-2025 broadband plan by President Muhammad Buhari. Vanguard gathered that the AIT crew were sighted leaving the venue of the event after they were asked to leave the venue of the ceremony by senior staff of the organizer of the event, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

Narrating their ordeal, the AIT reporter, Roluke Ogundele, who was accosted by this reporter, said, ‘We arrived the digital economy complex, venue of the event in Jabi district of Abuja early to set up in line with standard protocols ahead of the arrival of President Muhammad Buhari but while we were awaiting the arrival of the president, a deputy director in the Nigerian communications commission, NCC, approached me to notify that AIT has been restricted from covering the event and the crew should pack their equipment and leave the venue immediately.’’

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Created: 23/03/2020

Author: Benedicta Akpede
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