Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has explained that the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project has not been in operation because the government was working hard to ensure the success of the blueprint when eventually rolled out.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja while declaring open the Management Conference and Retreat of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), he said the roll-out would cut across the urban and rural parts of Nigeria.
He said NTA was a key stakeholder in the DSO project and, hence, was expected to play a prominent role in the success.
According to him, the country was on the path of “The most ambitious socio-economic growth plans ever” with the efforts being put in by the present government.
He encourages the NTA “To foster a culture of creativity and inclusivity; embrace the diversity of ideas within this organization, for it is through open dialogue and collaboration that we can overcome challenges and achieve our shared vision for the NTA.”
Idris said it was crucial to reflect on the dynamic landscape of the media industry, stating that the advent of new technologies and changing viewer preferences pose challenges and opportunities.
“Our commitment to excellence and adaptability is paramount. The NTA must continue to evolve, embracing innovation while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity”.