ARRANGEMENTS have been concluded by the authority of Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Ilorin to unveil its museum as part of programme marking 40th anniversary.
The museum, which is stocked with treasures of the TV station since it started operation as a state television known as NTV, Ilorin in 1976, will be officially commissioned for public use.
At a press conference yesterday, the General Manager of the station, Alhaji Adetunji Majeed, regretted that the culture of preserving treasures and heritages of the country was dying, especially now that students no longer take History as a course in schools.
Nominees for the awards at NTA @ 40 are; “Late 9th Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulukanaini Gambari, the late Second Republic Senate Leader, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, first Governor of Kwara State, Brig. Gen. David Lasisi Bamigboye, Second General Manager, NTA Ilorin, Peter Olowo and former NTA Executive Director (News), Mr. Jimy Atte.”
He also decried a situation where NTA had to “buy footages from BBC” while shooting “No Victor No Vanquished’’ because of lack of historical materials as unacceptable.
The museum he said, will serve as achive and information centre about the history, treasures and projection about the broadcasting station as it moved towards digital migration.
Earlier, the chairman of the 40th anniversary planning committee, Mr. Ray Yusuf, who was also one of the pioneer staff of the station, said the anniversary was meant to celebrate among other things, the positive “influence of NTA Ilorin to national programming and broadcasting”.
Yusuf, who retired as a Director, Multi Channels of NTA, said, “This is purely a local event without prejudice to what NTA national may be thinking or planning to do” adding that “NTA Ilorin has come of age”.
“Two lectures will also be delivered at a symposium today (Tuesday) at the Banquet Hall Government House, Ilorin tagged: “Digitisation and its Implication for NTA”, to be delivered by the former Director General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa.
“The second lecture he added, would be delivered by former General Manager, Radio Kwara, currently of the Department of Linguistic, Al- Hikma University, Dr. Bola Omolosho on “Effect of Television Broadcasting in Nation Building”.

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