Digital Switch Over: Buhari to Switch-on Kwara Today


From Kayode Abdulazeez, Ilorin


All arrangements have been concluded by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for the switch on of the Digital Terrestrial Television Services in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital today (Wednesday ) and in Kaduna on Friday.


The project in Ilorin which is been handled by Integrated Telecommunications Services (ITS) will take place at the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Ilorin along Fate Road beginning at nine O’clock in the morning with President Muhammadu Buhari as Special Guest of Honour .

The Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed is slated to be the Guest of Honour while the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the Chief host.


According to him , that of Ilorin and Kaduna would complete the digital switch over in six states including that of Abuja which commenced in April last year and by next year, six more states would be identified and commissioned until the entire country is covered .



Is’haq Moddibo Kawu said that the commissioning of the switch on in Kaduna which is been handled by Pinnacle Communications would coincide with the one hundred anniversary of the creation of Kaduna State and first anniversary of the Abuja launch.


The major advantages of the project are that the picture quality of the television viewers will be enhanced and the content provision will be wider and would also provide employment opportunities.

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