Nigeria: Exco Approves N1 Billion for State Radio, TV

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Enugu State Government has approved more than N1 billion for the execution of infrastructural development projects in different parts of the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Chuks Ugwoke announced this while briefing the press about the approval given by the State Executive Council at its last weekly meeting in 2008.

According to the Commissioner, out of the total amount over N978million was for the total rehabilitation and refurbishment of the state owned radio and television stations..

Ugwoke disclosed that contract for the renovation exercise was awarded to Techno Broadcasting Company, adding that in a matter of months, the broadcasting stations would bounce back to life and function optimally again.

On the issue of staff welfare of broadcasting stations, he said that government had taken steps to address it in addition to other similar government owned parastatals, adding that at the end of the day, the staff of the broadcasting house and other government owned parastatals would have cause to smile.

(Leadership (Abuja) 24 December 2008)