Collaboration Is Key For Successful Digital Switchover- John Momoh

John Momoh 

By Victor Ernest 

The Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, John Momoh, has appealed for closer collaboration between the organisation and signal distributors for the successful digital switchover in the country.

He made this appeal on behalf of the stakeholders in the broadcast industry in Abuja, at a one-day public hearing on the process of Digital Switchover in Nigeria.

He urged that the broadcast organisations should focus on the successful implementation of the switchover rather than meeting the June 2017 deadline.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while presenting the government position on the matter said the government was reviewing the digitisation process to meet the current reality.

He stated that all broadcast media would be content providers and not signal distributors.

Earlier, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said the National Assembly will not condone exploitation of Nigerians as the country transits from analogue to digital broadcasting.

The Speaker, represented by the Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, noted that what is doubtful is concretising the great expectation of Nigerians on the current process of digital transition in the country.

The public hearing conducted by an ad-hoc committee of the House was to guarantee quality and cost-effective digital broadcast service to Nigerians.

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