Plateau Govt: We Are Ready for Digital Switch-over

By Seriki Adinoyi
Plateau state government has announced that the state-owned Plateau Radio/Television Corporation (PRTVC) was ready for the digital switch-over scheduled for this Saturday‎ in Jos.
State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mallam Muhammad Nazif, disclosed this on Friday while addressing newsmen in his office.

He said, “The selection of Plateau as the pilot state for this project was based on equipment of the PRTVC by the National Broadcasting Cooperation (NBC), having been convinced that Plateau possesses more modern equipment ahead of others, we were therefore selected to champion this course.

“The state government has since continued to meet its obligations towards the realisation of this National goal. And where we are today is both the result of this commitment and the receptive atmosphere provided by citizens of the state.‎”

He added that “the federal government through the federal Ministry of Information and Culture has done a lot to bring this to a reality.

“A digital switch over committee has since been set up under the leadership of Engr. Edward Amana. The committee has effectively beenon ground to ensure the project is successful.

“It has been in Jos for some days putting all the necessary finishing touches, including the distribution of 200,000 set up boxes to be given out free of charge to the residents of Jos East, Jos North and Jos South local government areas.

“For us in Jos, this event is not just another example of a major stride in technology. It reminds us of the richness of our history in the broadcast industry. This is the source of our strength as we channel resource to ensure that we succeed.”