The National Broadcasting Commission ordered the closure of African Independent Television, Silverbird Television, and the broadcasting companies controlled by several state governments on Friday due to debts of at least N2.6 billion. At the NBC’s Abuja headquarters, Balarabe Ilelah, the director general, revealed this information to the media. The affected television and radio stations are required to cease broadcasting within the next 24 hours, according to the NBC. The stations owe a total of N2.6 billion, he said, noting that some of the affected stations have not renewed their licenses since 2015. Those who have not renewed their license since 2015, 2016, or 2017 are included in this first batch. We’re inviting them here to pay their license pyments, he continued. He issued a warning to all stations, advising themt o renew their licenses within 30 days to avoid punishment.