Digital Switch: FG Targets 70% Local Content


The Federal Government said it has set a target of generating 70% local broadcast content as Nigeria prepares for the Digital Switch Over in June, 2017.

This was made known by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, while speaking at the National Broadcasting Commission’s sponsored 2016 edition of the AFRICAST in Abuja, as he also unveiled the government’s plan of creating more jobs and raking in one billion Dollars in annual revenue from the broadcast industry.

According to him, the digitization of broadcasting offers Nigeria a lot of opportunities with multi-faceted and very far-reaching benefits especially in the areas of economics, politics, education, entertainment, science and technology.

Stating other benefits, the minister added that digitization will increase the number of the current 450 TV stations in Nigeria.



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