Over 1 Million Jobs Will Be Provided From Digital Switch-Over– FG
Over 1 Million Jobs Will Be Provided From Digital Switch-Over– FG-Apply: The Federal Government will on April 19th, 2021, starts the Digital Switch-Over (DSO) in Lagos, as the nation embraces digital broadcasting.
To this end, over 1 million jobs will be created in the transition plan, Lai Mohammed, Nigeria Information Minister disclosed
By the Digital Switch-Over (DSO), the Government aimed at transiting from the analogue television broadcasting to digital television, which Nigeria lags as at now
His precise words (Lai Mohammed)
”We launched the DSO rollout in Jos, Plateau State, on April 30, 2016. Since then we have rolled out in four more states, Kwara, Kaduna, Enugu, and Osun, in addition to the Federal Capital Territory, bringing the total to five states and the FCT.
”We are now moving rapidly to cover the remaining 31 states. We are kick-starting the new rollout here in Lagos State on April 29, 2021.
”Kano State follows on June 3, 2021, Rivers State on July 8, 2021, Yobe State on July 15, 2021 and Gombe State on August 12, 2021, with more states slated thereafter.
”The rollout in Lagos reflects our decision to take the DSO to commercial centres across the country.
”With a population of over 20 million, and projected TV households of over five million, the launch of FreeTV in Lagos State will be a critical milestone for the DSO and for Nigeria’s broadcast and creative industry,” he added.