The Federal Government announced that it will soon resume the roll out of Digital Switch Over (DSO) – a transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting – across the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed revealed in Lagos at a ceremony to unveil the new amendment to the 6th Edition of the Broadcasting Code.
The minister said the DSO suffered some set back which led to a hold after it was launched in six states.
He restated the commitment of the government to spread the massive benefits of digital television to the people, stressing that it was the fastest way to create jobs.
Mohammed assured the stakeholders that they would hear from the government on the resumption of the DSO roll out in the coming weeks.
He also told the stakeholders that government had been implementing policies and programmes to reposition the creative industry.
According to him, one of the major recommendations of the Post COVID-19 Initiative Committee on the Creative Industry was a restructure of the industry.
The minister reassured that the government would soon set up a committee on the implementation of the recommendations to move the industry forward.
The Minister also reiterated government’s commitment to assist the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria in securing the N10 billion Nigeria Media Intervention Fund from the Central Bank of Nigeria.