Nasarawa Assembly wants State Govt, to give State own broadcasting station (NBS) with resources, support, to help it thrive.
The Nasarawa State lawmakers are proposing that the state government should prioritize giving special attention to a state own broadcasting station.
This could mean providing additional resources, support, or incentives to help the station thrive. It’s important to understand the specific reasons behind this proposal and how it may benefit both the broadcasting station and the state as a whole.
Additionally, it’s crucial to consider the potential impact on other broadcasting stations and ensure fairness in the distribution of resources and attention.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on the state government to grant Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS) procurement waiver to procure modern digital equipment and other facilities to upgrade the station to meet up with its global counterparts in Broadcasting.
This the House said it will give the station all the necessary support to enhance it services to the people of the state and beyond calling on the State Government to give the station special consideration.
Chairman, House Committee on Information Hon. Jonah Ali Dizaho made the call while on oversight function to the media outfit today in Lafia.
He said purchasing modern digital facilities to upgrade the station would ensure effective information dissemination of government policies and programmes in the state.
Hon Dizaho said that they are in the media outfit to appraise the 2023 budget performance of the station.
” We are not here to witch hunt anybody but to assess the budget performance of this station.
” We also want to assure you of our partnership to ensure effective dissemination of information to the people of the state,” he said
The committee assured the station of its readiness to support the media outfit in addressing the emerging challenges facing the station.
He tasked the management and staff of the station to improve on the station contents just as the committee made a case for the constitution of board of the station.
On his part, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the station, Alhaji Awwalu Salihu said the station is being repositioned to meet the yearnings of the state since the station has since gotten its place on satellites broadcasting,
He appealed to the state assembly to find means where purchase of broadcast equipment should be pegged on recurrent expenditure to facilitate the upgrade of the station.
This request according to the committee is in conflict with the law and procurement act where the Chairman of the committee, Hon. Jonah Ali Dizaho called on the state government to grant waiver to NBS to procure modern digital facilities.
Earlier, the General Manager of the station, Mr Aloko Flashman said the station is lacking behind in the areas of modern apparatus.
He appreciated the committee for supporting the activities of the station to succeed.
The committee members were taken round to inspect facilities at both the Radio and the Television stations where they see things for themselves.