Country Gets N554 Million Aid From Japan to Improve Medium Wave radio broadcasting

Investment

The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured yet another financial aid to the tune of N554 million (526 Japanese Yen) for the improvement of medium wave radio broadcasting network in the country.This amount would enable the government to expand the Enugu phase two of the network through the provision of a 100 kilowatt transmitter to support the Kaduna phase one of the project.

For the phase one, the same Japanese Agency for International Cooperation(JICA) donated about N660 million (642m Japanese Yen) for the installation of a 200 kilowatt transmitter in Kaduna State.

The Minister of Communications and Information, John Ogar Odey, disclosed this at the signing ceremony of the exchange of notes on the Japanese assisted project for improvement of medium wave radio broadcasting network phase two, Enugu, between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Government of Japan, in his office in Abuja yesterday.

He said that investment in the broadcasting sector cannot be over-emphasized. The Minister stressed, "This cooperation is by no means new to us; indeed, the first phase - the installation of 200 kilowatt transmitter in Kaduna marked the beginning of what we are witnessing today.

Leadership (Abuja) 27 June 2008