Nigeria: Iredia Seeks Funds for Potiskum, Gashua TV Stations


The director general of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Dr. Tonnie Iredia, has called on the Yobe state government as well as authorities of Potiskum and Gashua local government areas in the state to assist with finances towards the completion and take-off of local NTA stations in the two local governments.

The director general noted that NTA Potiskum and that of Gashua, classified as local government stations, part of the aim to establish three NTA stations in each state, have been under construction in the last five years. He noted that community members of the two areas will have direct benefits, since signals from the main station in the state capital are not received across the entire state.

Iredia noted that apart from the fact that community will be informed about current happenings, it will also enjoy the benefit of reaching out to the people for mass mobilisation towards a particular course in addition to showcasing government activities and promoting policies.

Meanwhile, Dr. Tonnie Iredia has promised to ensure a more productive NTA station in the Yobe state capital by next week, through measures that would be immediately implemented to improve the quality of the station's output.

Announcing this while addressing staff of the station, the director general noted that how low staff capacity of the station will be over by next week saying that more personnel will be deployed to the station. He said the measure will reduce the current work load on the workers there by enhancing their productivity and leading to quality television services.

Daily Trust Abuja, 10 June 2007