The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the launch of the Digital Switchover as one of the most unique technological innovations that should be fully embraced for the desired objectives of digital communication to be achieved.
ALL IN ONE reports that Alhaji Lai Mohammad stated this during the launch of free TV Services in Kano via Digital Switchover held at the Coronation Hall, Kano Government House.
He said the Federal Government had placed high premium on the prevailing digitization drive of all the electronic media establishments operating in the country, saying no nation can afford to be left behind in that regard.
He reaffirmed the commitment of the present administration in ensuring that Digital Switch over achieved maximum success.
In a remark the Director-General National Broadcasting Commission(NBC), Alhaji Balarabe Shehu Illela said Kano was an indispensable hub in the Digital Switchover drive.
He stressed that the concept is poised to gain an appreciable credence in a commercial nerve centre like Kano State.
He said with the huge population of Kano, the concept is also poised to create jobs among teeming unemployed youths.
He added that TV users are also at an ample liberty to enjoy services free of charge.
“Kano was specifically fingered as one of the key strategic States for the programme to be launched, considering the compelling need for embracing the new concept courtesy of the prevailing digital drive all over the globe.
“With the vast population of Kano accepting the much pronounced digital innovation , the electronic media could be effectively used for enlightenment”.
On his part Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his administration had accepted the launching of the concept of Digital Switchover in the States.
He said Kano is among the key States slated for the historic exercise pointing out that youths in the State would be at an ample liberty to access jobs to be created in the near future.