A bill to regulate the practice of the broadcasting profession in Nigeria has passed the second reading in the House of Representatives.
Titled “A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Regulation and Conduct of the Practice of Broadcasting Profession in Nigeria and for Related Matters (HB.1150)” it is sponsored by Hon. Olaifa Jimoh Aremu.
The purpose of the Bill is to establish a regulatory authority to regulate broadcasting in Nigeria, set required academic qualifications and ethical standards for broadcasters, broadcast journalists or broadcasting practitioners
The Bill proposes that there shall be established a body to be known as the Broadcasting Practitioners Council (BPC), which shall comprise of broadcasting practitioners of the highest distinction in the broadcasting profession in Nigeria.
It proposed that the Council shall determine the level of qualification, skill or experience acceptable or applicable before granting the certification.