Zamfara’s government digitizes audiovisual media outfits | The Guardian Nigeria News
Zamfara’s government has said it is digitizing the operations of its broadcast media teams to meet the new 2022 deadline set by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, the state information commissioner, informed the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Sokoto on Friday.
Dosara said, âThe state government is in contact with NBC to make sure we are not left behind.
âAll the necessary equipment, facilities and logistics for the state-owned AM and FM radio and television stations had been purchased by the state government.
âWe are in the process of remodeling the structures for the installation of the equipment. “
Meanwhile, the commissioner revealed that the state government has created the State Media Corporation.
This, he noted, was for the purpose of centralizing the operations of all state-owned media companies.
According to him, with development, state media groups are now united under one roof.
These are Zamfara Radio AM, Zamfara Radio FM, Gold City FM, Zamfara Television Service, Legacy Newspaper, Government Printing Press and Censorship Board.
âIt’s about making the state media industry more efficient and effective in its operations.
âThey will each operate independently; although they are now under a single administrative structure and will report to the media company, âhe explained.
Dosara said that efforts are underway to improve the capacities of staff members in the area of ââmodern ICT.
Similarly, the commissioner revealed plans to open more offices and offices in the 19 northern states.
âIt’s about having broader coverage, standardizing their operations and increasing their internally generated revenues.
“This is part of the reforms that I initiated when I took office and they would be vigorously pursued,” he explained.