Sokoto state Radio and Television stations will be digitized before the expiration of the December deadline set by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Alhaji Abu Shekara, Managing Director, Sokoto State Media Corporation, has said.
Shekara, the newly appointed MD of the corporation, was a former Chairman of the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Speaking on Tuesday in Sokoto when he assumed duty, Shekara said the state government had taken all the necessary steps to meet the deadline.
“This is because all broadcast media organisations that are not fully digitized when the deadline comes into effect must have to close shop.
“Both the state government and the management will work tirelessly to meet the deadline by modernizing the stations,” he said,
He urged media practitioners in the state to prioritise objectivity and professionalism and promised to dish out quality signals and programmes to the people of the state.
Also speaking shortly after assuming duty, Labaran Dundaye, the incumbent chairman of the NUJ in the state, who was appointed the new GM State Television Station, commended Governor Aminu Tambuwal for reposing confidence on them.
“I will strive to improve the operations of the station, boost revenue generation, training and retraining and the improve staff welfare.
“As core professionals, I and the new MD will work diligently and honestly to turn around the fortunes of both the Radio and Television stations,” Dundaye, pledged
In a solidarity message, the General Manager of the state Radio Station, Hajiya Halima Sarkin-Tudu, promised to partner with the new MD and GM to take the two media organisations to greater heights.
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