Insufficient funds delay Digital Switch Over project in Nigeria

Nigerian Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country.

Thirteen years after the approbation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country.

During an inspection of facilities at Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) factory at Calabar Free Zone to ensure there is enough set up boxes for the population to buy, members of NBC team were showing regret about the delayed switch over due to ‘multi-functional’ reason.

The Head of the NBC team, Mr. Salihu Bamidele, who represented the Chairman, Alhaji Ikra Aliyu Bilbis, stated, “We have done six states and there are more to it. There are some funds to pay some people…

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Source: http://nextvafrica.com/insufficient-funds-delay-digital-switch-over-project-in-nigeria/

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