The National Broadcasting Commission is giving the guarantee to meet the deadline of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) scheduled in June this year. However, many Nigerians are skeptical about this achievement which is to be due in five months.
The pilot phase of the DSO actually started in the year 2014 in June, and was followed by other pilot launches in other parts of the country of Nigeria. In December, one was launch in Abuja at the Pinnacle Communications’ transmission centre.
Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, the director general of the NBC, revealed that: “The president directed that funds seized from the Commission be promptly released to facilitate our work. Not only that, our work has taken place within the vision that President Buhari laid up for a digital economy in Nigeria. He had envisaged an economic process driven by Nigeria’s very creative young people; arguably the most dynamic and most creative on the African continent today”.
He further added that: “I will like to assure Nigerians that at the National Broadcasting Commission, we will give its very best, to drive this historic process to a successful conclusion. We seek the continued support of President Buhari, members of the Nigeria Governors Forum and all other critical stakeholders for Nigerian digital switchover”.