Plateau State government has said that the state owned radio and television stations station, the Plateau Radio Television Corporation, PRTVC, is ready for the digital switchover which would take place tomorrow in Jos.
Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mal Muhammad Nazif, who stated this Friday, said all hands are on deck to ensure the smooth take-off of the project.
“The selection of Plateau State by the National Broadcasting Cooperation, NBC, as the pilot state for this project was based on the facilities available at the PRTVC. Having been convinced that Plateau State possessed necessary modern equipment for the project, the NBC selected us ahead of our peers and we do not intend to disappoint them.
“The state government has since stepped up preparation and has demonstrated willingness to meet its obligations towards the realisation of this national goal. We are ready, and the atmosphere is charged for the project to kickoff.”
Nigerian Pilot Saturday recalls that a digital switchover committee was constituted under the leadership of Engr. Edward Amana, and the committee has been on ground to ensure that the project is successful.
“The committee has been in Jos for some days making all the necessary finishing touches including the distribution of 200,00 set up boxes to be given out free of charge to residents of Jos East, Jos North and Jos South local government areas, respectively.
“For us, this event is not just another example of a major stride in technology. But 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.”

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