The Federal Government has directed TV stations to in line with National Broadcasting Code, deploy sign language interpr

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The Federal Government has directed TV stations to in line with National Broadcasting Code, deploy sign language interpreters during their major newscasting.⁣
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the directive on Monday in Abuja during a virtual meeting with the officials of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD).⁣
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The minister said that the directive would be officially communicated to all public and private TV stations on Tuesday.⁣
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It was reported that the directive was a sequel to a complaint by the Executive Director of CCD, Mr. David Anyaele that many of their members were being discriminated against without the sign language component during newscasting.⁣
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Anyaele who was physically present at the meeting said he was making the request on behalf of the 31 million Nigerians living with disabilities.⁣
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The minister noted that the sign language component during newscasting was backed by the NBC code and the directive would go out to TV stations to comply with the provision.⁣
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The Federal Government has directed TV stations to in line with National Broadcasting Code, deploy sign language interpreters during their major newscasting.⁣

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the directive on Monday in Abuja during a virtual meeting with the officials of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD).⁣

The minister said that the directive would be officially communicated to all public and private TV stations on Tuesday.⁣

It was reported that the directive was a sequel to a complaint by the Executive Director of CCD, Mr. David Anyaele that many of their members were being discriminated against without the sign language component during newscasting.⁣

Anyaele who was physically present at the meeting said he was making the request on behalf of the 31 million Nigerians living with disabilities.⁣

The minister noted that the sign language component during newscasting was backed by the NBC code and the directive would go out to TV stations to comply with the provision.⁣

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