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Kano goes digital as NBC launches DSO

From left: The Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Nasir Yusuf Ganuwa at the launch of the Digital Switch Over in Kano on Tuesday
From left: The Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Nasir Yusuf Ganuwa at the launch of the Digital Switch Over in Kano on Tuesday

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has launched phase II of the Digital Switchover (DSO) in Kano.

The launch marks an end to all analogue operations in the entertainment, creative industry and broadcasting stations in the state.

The Director-General of NBC, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, said the digital switchover held a lot of promise to creative minds and wealth creation opportunities.

“Kano is crucial to the success of the DSO Project in Nigeria. The DSO in Kano and Nigeria at large will help to checkmate signals straying into Nigeria from neighbouring countries and its attendant possible security implications,” he said.

Giving an update on Nigeria’s digital switchover, the Chairman Digiteam Nigeria, Edward Amana, revealed that hundreds of youth and information officers had been trained to meet the demand in Kano.

During the launch, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for ensuring the success of the digital switchover.

Mohammed, while also commending the effort of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration for approving the event, said the project would enhance information services, increase market competition and a variety of opportunities.

“Part of our vision is a digital economy for job and wealth creation. Over a million youth are expected to get jobs as a result of the digital switchover,” he said.

At the event, the governor urged viewers to take advantage of the digital transformation, assuring that his government would ensure that content produced are up to standard.

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