The National Media Commission (NMC) has directed 2 vigor stations successful Kumasi successful the Ashanti Region to instantly cease hosting programmes that espouse spiritual fundamentalism that tin undermine the nation’s security.
The 2 stations, Alpha Radio and Zuria 88.7 FM, reportedly had been engaging successful unethical and unprofessional acts of casting altercations, insinuations and innuendoes connected each other’s programmes connected the airwaves, intending to settee a idiosyncratic vendetta.
The directive followed a gathering held betwixt the parties to code pertinent issues the NMC deemed to person breached the morals of the profession.
In a connection signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the NMC, Alexander Bannerman, and issued yesterday, the NMC directed Zuria FM and its absorption to apologise for immoderate misconceptions oregon miscommunication from the interrogation with 1 Sheikh Abubakari that gave the content that Islam could not tolerate immoderate different religion, peculiarly Christianity.
The gathering followed a ailment made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alpha Radio, Sheikh Mohammed Ridwan Mohammed, against the General Manager of Zuria 88.7 FM, Yussif Abdul Ganiyu, implicit idiosyncratic attacks, spiritual bigotry and incitement of Muslims against Christians.
Mr Ganiyu, the connection disclosed, reportedly accused Sheikh Mohammed of opening his facilities to Christians, an enactment which, successful his (Ganiyu’s) opinion, had the imaginable of converting Muslims to Christianity, but Mr Ganiyu denied the accusation and described it arsenic baseless.
“At a proceeding successful Kumasi connected Tuesday, October 11, 2022, it emerged that determination were deep-seated sentiments against the 2 personalities involved, which had power connected their programmes, specified that they are turned into idiosyncratic vendetta and uninformed judgements,” it said.
“According to 1 of the parties, determination was a programme successful which a well-known Islamic student phoned successful and was interviewed and helium said that immoderate Muslim who allowed his oregon her installation to beryllium utilized to propagate immoderate spiritual religion isolated from Islam had committed sacrilege.
“That remark Alpha Radio considers to beryllium successful atrocious sensation owed to the level of spiritual pluralism successful the state and successful peculiar the singular objection of spiritual tolerance by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu, and the Vice-President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia,” the connection indicated.
Explaining what transpired connected the said occasion, it indicated that Zuria FM said “it was a question from a listener arsenic to the destiny of Muslims who bash not portion intoxicant but transport alcohol, those who bash not devour pork but portion pork soup, arsenic good arsenic those who lease their facilities to radical who propagate different spiritual faiths which prompted the effect from Sheikh Abubakari”.
Zuria FM further explained that instantly aft the programme, they drew Sheikh Abubakari’s attraction to the information that determination were instances of the Holy Prophet Mohammed providing abstraction successful mosques for Christians to commune and encouraging Muslims to question comfortableness from their Christian brothers whenever they were successful distress oregon difficulty.
The NMC, however, observed that the portion prompting Sheikh Abubakari to his utterance should person been connected aerial for listeners to perceive it and, therefore, ordered the vigor presumption to connection an apology to the nationalist for that misconception.
The committee further ruled that some stations should cease the incessant attacks connected each other, enactment professionally and halt propagating hatred to their listeners, arsenic good arsenic the assemblage successful which they operated.