Lagos - The Cross River State has inaugurated a committee to facilitate the smooth transition from analogue to terrestrial digital broadcasting ahead of the 2015 deadline.
State Commissioner for information, Akin Ricketts, inaugurated the body in compliance with the directives of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) for the 36 states to ensure they meet the deadline.
“The Committee will advise the State Government on any action relevant to the smooth transition from analogue to digital broadcasting and to relate with the National Broadcasting Commission, as well as the Federal Digiteam on their plans to achieve the deadline, among others,” said Ricketts.
Ricketts congratulated members of the committee for their appointment.
“The State Government had implicit confidence in the team to enable her achieve the June 2015 deadline , maintaining that Cross River would continue to take proactive steps to ensure that the State remains the Preferred Destination in Nigeria.”
Responding on behalf of other members, the Chairman of the newly inaugurated Digiteam, Aye Henshaw, thanked the Commissioner for the confidence reposed in the team.,
He assured the team would work assiduously to deliver on its mandate.
Zonal Director, National Broadcasting Commission Uyo and member of the Committee, Tony Anigala, said Cross River was one of the first states in the country to inaugurate its Digiteam.
He maintained that the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting would meet the target deadline.
He emphasized that the NBC would continue guiding and playing advisory roles in ensuring that all broadcast stations meet the deadline.
– CAJ News