20 February 2013

Nigeria: Polio Killings - FG, KNSG Wants Wazobia FM Sanctioned

Photo: Maria Hengeveld/RNW
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The federal government has initiated action to get the owners of Cool FM/Wazobia that broadcast an inciting programme critical of the polio programme that allegedly instigated the gruesome murder of seven polio immunization workers and three others earlier this month in Kano State.

The apex government Wednesday said it has ordered for disciplinary action to be taken against the media house which engaged in anti-polio immunization campaign that led to the violent killings.

Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated this at a press briefing at the close of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in State House Abuja on Wednesday, said both the federal government and Kano State government have submitted their claims on the matter to the Nigerian Broadcasting Organization (NBC).

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