The digitisation process of broadcast signals in Nigeria has the potentials to add over 250 million dollars annually to the entertainment industry in Nigeria. The Federal Government will also work with all stakeholders to in media industry to ensure that all knotty issues are resolved. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed also disclosed that Abuja is the next destination of the digitisation of the broadcast signals.
This is a press conference called by the Ministry of Information and Culture to among other things inform the public about the progress so far made by the Ministry in its bid to meet the deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union on the digitisation of broadcast signals worldwide. The minister disclosed that after the success of the pilot project in Jos over the weekend the next city is the Nation’s capital Abuja which will be followed by Lagos.
He added that the ministry will continue its engagement with all stakeholders in the sector to ensure the continuing success of the process and to also remove knotty issues like the litigation arising from the licensing of the signals distributors.