The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has reopened a Jos-based private radio station, Jay-FM, as part of the out of court settlement.
The Management of Jay-FM, through its counsel Mrs H.O. Onowoaere told the Presiding Judge of Jos Federa High Court II, Justice Musa Kurya, that the order for the reopening of the radio station came Tuesday evening, May 14 and the station went on air wedenesday morning.
“My Lord, this development came as a result of the NBC willingness to cooperate with us as to our agreement to settle this matter out of court, ’’ Onowoaere told the court on resumption of hearing of the case on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the court had on May 8 adjourned the case to Wednesday, May 15 for the report of settlement.
But on resumption of the case, Wednesday, Onowoaere told the court that they could not conclude the settlement because the commission only show cause on Tuesday with its order of reopening the radion station.
“My Lord, we had even filed a motion exparte dated May 10,. But on May 14, the order reopening the station came in the evening yesterday.
“On May 8, we told told this honourable court that the NBC has approached us for settlement, and the reopening of the station is just one of the 10 prayers we filed before this hounourable court.
“In the circumstance my Lord, we wish to apply for the withdrawal of that motion and equally apply for a new adjournment date to enable us continue with the discussions on the settlement and report back to the court, ’’ she pleaded.
Dr Ogomu Onoja, NBC Jos Zonal Director, who represented the commission, did not object to the application but went a heard to confirmed the reopening of the station.
Justice Kurya then struck out the motion and adjourned the case to July 1, 2019 for report of settlement by the parties involved or hearing of the matter.
The judge advised the two parties not to be rigid in their discussions but allow rooms of “give and take’’ to enable them come to a compromise.
The management of the radio station had described the closure by NBC, as “unlawful, unconstitutional, null and void,’’ since there was no cause for such an action.
The station had demanded for the payment of N500 million to it as general damages for the alleged unlawful closure.
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