Chief executive officer of Human Rights Radio and Television Ahmed Isah has apologised to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for assaulting a woman during a radio show, promising to be more professional in his conduct and broadcast.
Mr Isah, known as Ordinary President, was captured in a BBC Africa Eye documentary slapping a woman during an interview on his popular radio show Brekete Family which airs on Human Rights Radio 101.1 in Abuja. The woman allegedly set her niece’s hair on fire after accusing her of being a witch.
A statement signed by the acting director-general of NBC Prof. Armstrong Idachaba on Wednesday said the management of the commission met with Isah on Tuesday at the commission’s headquarters.
Idachaba said the media personality tendered his apology and assured the commission that he would henceforth do better if given the opportunity.
The acting director-general assured that the NBC would take necessary steps to instill professionalism in the broadcast industry.
Idachaba further pointed out the infractions recorded on the Human Rights Radio and requested Isah to urgently address them.
A retired deputy director, monitoring, NBC, Usman Okinobayi, who is also the consultant to Human Rights Radio, commended the NBC for its efforts in upholding professionalism in the broadcast industry.
He stated that lessons have been learnt and the NBC would henceforth see changes in the programme and its presentation.
Isah was recently arrested and interrogated by the police over the incident.