The Federal Government says it will distribute 200,000 set top boxes to households in Jos, the Plateau State capital as parts of efforts aimed at ensuring the successful take off of the pilot scheme of the Digitization of Broadcast Signals in Nigeria on the 30th of this month. Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed while on a courtesy visit to the Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, says the Federal Government is doing all within its powers to ensure that the nation is not left behind by the world as the deadline for the digitization of broadcast signals approaches worldwide.
After taking in the 2016 Nzem Berom festival to celebrate the culture of the Berom people, the Minister switched his attention to the ongoing efforts to ensure the success of the digitization of broadcast signals in the country. His first port of call was a meeting with the task force on the pilot scheme in Jos, from there he headed to the Government house to see the Governor for support on ensuring the success of the pilot scheme slated to take off on the 30th of this month.
In his address to give the status update on the process so far, he says the Federal Government will distribute 200,000 set top boxes to households in Jos free for the take off of the scheme.