The General Manager of Radio Kwara, Kayode Aremu, has explained that the licence renewal debt over which the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) seeks to sanction the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation has accumulated from 2006.
In a statement released by the General Manager, Kayode Aremu on Friday in reaction to the NBC announcement.
According to the Radio Kwara chief, The licence debt affects Midland FM, AM and Kwara Television respectively.
Mr Aremu said that NBC had directed several broadcast stations across the country to shutdown over default in the payment of their licence fees.
He also noted that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had in 2021 paid the sum of N10 million out of the accumulated debt.
“Apart from the N10m of the longstanding debt already settled by the current administration as of November 30, 2022, His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has assured the stations of immediate resolution of the debt, which stands at N20.5m,” the statement read.
He, however, assured that Kwara State is already in talks with NBC.
“Members of the public are to note that the two stations will remain active, while an understanding is reached with NBC in the interest of all,” he added.