Kolawale Johnson: ICPC prosecution on DSO: Will Lai Mohammed walk into this open trap

In 2006, a global initiative was driven by the International Telecommunication Union for digital switch over (DSO) of broadcasting from analogue to digital.

The Geneva agreement which set 17th June, 2015 as the deadline for the UHF switchover received a boost in Nigeria in 2007 when late President Umaru Yar’Adua approved the transition effective from 17th June, 2012. Consequently, a Presidential Advisory Committee was set up to that effect, the Ministry of Information, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and other key stakeholders were members. Two years after the PAC had turned in its report, the Federal Government constituted the White Paper Drafting Committee which was chaired by Amb. S. O. Willoughby, the then Permanent Secretary, Ministry of information. The National…

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