Nigeria: NTA’s Jos station becomes a zonal network centres


General Manager of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Jos Alhaji Ibrahim Damisa has confirmed the upgrading of the station to a zonal network center from where news and other features in and around the state would be beamed to viewers nationwide.

The general manager who announced this while receiving the Plateau State Commissioner for Information Mallam Nuhu Gagara in his office, thanked the state government for facilitating the upgrading of the station which he said would soon join the league of "Network Centers"

He said NTA Jos, which was the first place to broadcast colour television in West Africa, would not let the state down as it would do much to promote the culture of the people of the state through the broadcast of news in indigenous languages. He added that already, the NTA Jos was broadcasting news in six local indigenous languages, adding that soon all the languages in the state would benefit from the policy on quarterly basis all through the year.

The general manager said as part of efforts to ensure full take-off of the zonal network center in Jos, the morale of the staff had been boosted while additional equipment such as cameras, studio sets as well as new programs had been introduced to meet the peoples' expectations.

(Daily Trust (Abuja), 15 February 2008)