The Kano State government says it will fully support the digital switchover project in the broadcasting industry.
Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, made this known while recieving the Acting Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Armstrong Idachaba, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Kano.
He described the digital switchover as the best way for broadcast media organisations to provide more services and higher quality signals to the viewers.
A statement signed by the Director Special Duties/Acting Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Information, Sani Yola, obtained by PlatinumPost said the commissioner identified some challenges associated with digital switchover but posited that with the concerted efforts made by NBC, such problems have become a thing of the past.
Garba requested the NBC to ensure that all private television stations in the state are included in the project for the benefit of the people in the state.
The commissioner explained that the state government provided the state own Abubakar Rimi Television and Radio Kano with modern equipment for improved service.
Earlier, the Acting Director General of NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, stated that Nigeria’s digital transmission journey started in 2016 as pilot project in Jos, Plateau followed by other five states.
He added that the next state for the rollout after Lagos is Kano which is the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria will be the next biggest city for the switchover project.
Armstrong said apart from the existing local TV stations in Kano, two new stations Hattara and Tamasko would soon come on air in the state.
The Director General expressed satisfaction with the modern equipment installed at Abubakar Rimi Television which includes digital mask and outside production centre.