Nigeria: Nta Uyo Network to Gulp N150m -Iredia

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Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Dr. Tonnie Iredia has said that NTA Channel 12 Uyo, Akwa Ibom State would require about N150million to transform itself into a network centre in the country. Iredia, gave the estimate on Tuesday during the official commissioning of the ultra-modern studio complex of the Uyo station.

Dr. Iredia, who shared the feelings of some Nigerians on the impact of negative reports by foreign media on the country noted that to solve the problem, we must take our destiny in our hands by establishing strong media networks that can address such issues.

"We should set up an international networks that can stand out, willing and ready to address media issues", advised Dr. Iredia adding, if we must become an international network, then we must upgrade our mm facilities and equipment in such a way that we can compete favourably with other international networks.

While assuring the station management support in equipping the studio, urged the staff to double up their performance as well as revenue generation to sustain the station.

The state governor, Obong Victor Attah commended the director and staff for raising the standard of broadcasting in the country explaining that, NTA Channel 12 Uyo was on the verge of becoming a world class network which would earn its viewers the confidence of patronizing the station.

Daily Champion (Lagos), 28 May 2007