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Digitisation: Kogi earmarks N1.3 bln for TV, radio stations


LOKOJA – The Kogi Government has earmarked N1.3 billion for the establishment of its own television station and the digitisation of equipment at its 22-year-old radio station, Confluence Radio.
The state Commisioner for Finance, Mr Ali Ajuh, disclosed this on Thursday in Lokoja while giving a breakdown of the state’s N110 billion budget for 2015.
Ajuh said that establishment of the new television outfit to be located in Lokoja would cost N456 million, while the digitisation and computerisation of equipment at the state-owned radio station would gulp N30 million.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He said that a new radio booster equipment and transmitters would also be sited at Otite, Egbe and Ochaja at a cost of N100 million.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He said a new outside broadcast van would also be purchased at a cost of N100 million.
The commissioner said the state government would during the year establish a printing press in Lokoja at a cost of N100 million, while four new circulation vans would be purchased for the state-owned newspaper, The Graphic, at a cost of N36 million.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He said that government attached a lot of importance to information, and that a graphic arts studio and construction of new transmission towers would be undertaken at a cost of N398 million.

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He appealed to the media to continue to support the administration of Gov. Idris Wada.
Ajuh said that the state government had begun the process of commencing payment of weigh-in allowance to journalists working in the state-owned broadcast outfits. (NAN)

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