Nigerian Government Approves Multi-Million Dollar Contracts For Nigeria’s Broadcasting Stations
9 April 2019
Nigeria’s Federal Government recently approved contracts amounting to approximately $3.6 million to reposition and strengthen its media stations for effective information dissemination.
The media organisations that are set to benefit from the deals include the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, News Agency of Nigeria and Nigeria Television Authority.
The West African country's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed announced this when he spoke to State House Correspondents informing them of the outcome of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
The minister declared that the approval of contracts for the procurement of television packs, cameras and other broadcast equipment for the Nigeria Television Authority had cost over $780 000.00.
He also announced that the procurement of 15 vehicles for the News Agency of Nigeria had cost a total of $412 000.00.
He added that $2.4 million was approved for the purchase of three Outside Broadcast Vans and twelve 10 kilowatt FM transmitters for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
Lai Mohammed said that it is important to note that only two attempts had been made to upgrade the equipment of the NTA in the last 20 years.
He said the first attempt had been during the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 1999 and the last one was back when Nigeria hosted the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2009.