Go To Desktop Site
Custom Search

FG, look into this issue

Date: 2017-06-19

 

The hope of residents of Ilorin, Kwara State and some other states of the federation covering the North-Central geopolitical zone to enjoy the newly installed Digital Switch Over (DSO) equipment may be dashed due to the quality of the equipment at the Ilorin zone.

Some concerned broadcast engineers who saw the equipment at the Ganmo NTA station described them as obsolete and brought it to public attention. Thus, television viewers are worried.

The digital equipment, installed by a Chinese company, the signal distributor, was reportedly purchased in 1999. It has also been reported that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) paid the Chinese company about N1.7 billion for the project.

If the equipment is not quickly replaced, it might frustrate the good intention of the current administration to make the zone to meet June deadline for International Telecomes Union (ITU) to switch over from analogue to digital.

The shoddy installation was blown open a few weeks ago when the NBC Director General, Is’haq Moddibo Kawu, who hails from Ilorin, led other management team to inaugurate the NTA Ilorin Digital project.

The NBC had earlier assured Nigerians that the next move was to simultaneously switch on six states drawn from the geopolitical zones in the country.

The switch on digital TV broadcasting in Abuja signalled the gradual disconnect of the analogue broadcasting in Nigeria, a scheme most Nigerians do not have much knowledge about yet.

Disturbed by this development, we are calling on the DG, who is a stakeholder in the project and a highly-respected broadcaster and the information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to urgently call the company handling the project to replace the substandard equipment so that the people of the state and the entire zone shall not be robbed of not benefiting from the Digital Switch Over (DSO).

Abdulmalik Oladejo

Baboko, Ilorin.

Source


Recent Posts

Kwara Speaker expresses grief over Saidu Isa's death

Gov Ahmed expresses shock over Saidu Isa's Death

KWASU Governing Council Chairman is Dead

KWSG endorses 2017 SWAN media games

Kwara athletes win 3 gold in North Zonal Darts championship

5,000 Kwarans benefit First Heritage Microfinance loan - MD

Vaccine Scare: Need for intensified sensitation in Kwara. By Joke Adeniyi-Jackson

Kwara civil servants charged on efficient services

KWSG, National Pilot, others endorse 2017 SWAN Games

SP Unity Cup: Organiser renames tourney Nat'l Unity Cup

Ongoing vaccination to prevent Yellow Fever - Kwara Govt

11 political parties to participate in Kwara LG polls - KWASIEC

Kwara govt responds to rumors of army killer vaccination; calls for calm


Most Popular

Ex-Kwara assembly candidate dumps PDP for Saraki

Saraki reacts to 'grooming' of his son to become Kwara governor

Ilorin Muslim Community to exhume corpse of man killed by lightening

Gov. Ahmed Okays Kwara TV, The Hub Complex Construction Work

Plat Technologies and Iqra Books Host Lecture on Tunde Idiagbon

Olam invests N30bn in integrated animal farms

Fed Govt urged to declare state of emergency in the power sector

CAILS Ilorin Advertises Application Form

KWHA Wants Kwara TV Repositioned

Impeachment Threat is Meant to Make Executive Sit up, Says Mustapha

Dead body dumped by roadside in Eyenkorin

College of Education Ilorin Advertises 2017/2018 Application Form

ETHNIC PLURALISM IN ILORIN