The Ghanaian-owned technology company in partnership with Adulawo Technology Company bagged the contract to produce terrestrial broadcast set top boxes for Nigeria DSO project. The contract for the production of STB for digital switch-over from analogue in the country worth $30.5million.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the management of the Nigerian Television Authority and the NTA Television Enterprise said the decision to partner RLG and Adulawo was a result of the capacity of the company to deliver on the terms and conditions attached to the contract.
According to the Managing Director of NTA Television Enterprise, Maxwell Loko, the company has installed capacity for 600000 STBs per month and it is expected to produce over a million STB before the June 2017 deadline.
“This contract is a signal to the fact that Nigeria is also moving towards achieving an enhanced technology. Our partnership with the RLG/Adulawo which is an agency established by Osun Government is a clear manifestation towards the commitment of the state to promote science and technology”, he stressed.
In his remarks, the Chairman Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives on Digital Switch-over, Sunday Marshar-Katun declared that the Committee was set up to supervise the process of STB procurement in order to meet up with the deadline before adding that this is part of efforts to ensure that Nigerians get value for money.