2018 Digital Switch Over Deadline Not Sacrosanct, Says Adokwe


Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia
The Chairman Senate Committee on Information, Senator Suleiman Adokwe, has said the 2018 deadline set for the digital switch over of broadcast in the country from analogue to digital broadcasting is not sacrosanct but a standard set by Nigeria to enable the country benefit from the terrestrial broadcast system.

The information committee chairman stated this when interacting with journalists in his country home, Agwatashi, in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, adding that it is not something that must be met.
“But I want to assure the Nigeria populace that the deadline for the digital switch over is not sacrosanct. It is not something that we must meet. It is a standard that we set by ourselves so that we can benefit from the terrestrial broadcast system. We are well ahead of other African countries,” he maintained.

Adokwe, who represents Nasarawa south senatorial district at the National Assembly, explained that the deadline was for the country’s own good, but he was however quick to add that if Nigeria did not meet the deadline, it means it might not have benefits from most of the terrestrial broadcast that is going on globally.

He however promised: “With the Africa standard, we are well ahead of other African countries. So I don’t think there is any cause for alarm. We will work hard and make sure that the digital switch over begins in every station in the county.”

Adokwe thereafter called for a very high wage for journalists in the country.
“We would expect that the government that owns media houses should set the standard where journalists are not only well paid, but paid in time like in other jurisdictions,” he concluded.


Source link

قالب وردپرس

We hope you enjoyed reading the above post. How about helping us share the information to your fans and friends on social media? Meanwhile, you can rely on us daily for the latest and relevant free forex trading signals, free forex trading market news, free forex trading technical levels, weekly Pool draws, latest news from Nigeria and the world, educational articles and quality academic information, insurance news and scientific knowledge.

Do you need a classical ORGANIST or an excellent music teacher? CALL Fabian on 08033983034 or email him at agfab2013@gmail.com

Follow us on twitter @newsbeatportal

learn how to make profit from your losing bets on nairabet, bet9ja, merrybet, surebet. 07030635051
Engage #SantexTech today to build & install inverters, training on inverters & other electronic designs, projects/kits. Call 08039574535

Click to join Talk Nigeria Today, a group where hot, controversial, and breathtaking issues are brainstormed upon.

Konga Verified Blogger

Leave a Reply