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Kwara: NBC grants first digital terrestrial-TV broadcast right to Royal Media

Engr Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Royal Media Group

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal

The Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has granted the first Digital terrestrial Television (DTT) Station to Royal Media Group in Ilorin.

Engr Gbenga Adebayo, the Chairman, Royal Media Group stated this in his address at a news conference to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of the establishment of the Media Group.

According to him, the media group comprises of Royal FM 95.1MHz, Royal Television Service and Royal Times of Nigeria Newspaper.

He observed that “the medium becomes the first DTT content provider in Ilorin and we are very proud of this feet”.

Adebayo, who is also the Chairman of the Telecommunications license Association of Nigeria, stated that the media group has also received two additional radio broadcasts licences for Royal FM stations in Asaba Delta State and Kaduna State.

“We are very grateful to the National Broadcasting Commission for counting us worthy of these new licenses as we pledge to continue to be a leading example of indigenous broadcasting by upholding all the principles of good journalism that we subscribe.

“We will always deliver excellent and diverse entertainment products with high content of cultural and moral values as key components of our products.

“We recognise the need to respect diversity in age groups, and promote gender parity,” he said.

Adebayo stressed the need for Nigerians to revise their sense of nationalism and patriotism and begin to tell the positive stories about the country, adding that we have no other country other than Nigeria and we must join hands to build and transform the nation.

He said that Nigerians must begin to become proponent of positive thinking for the country and should shun what can cause disunity and affect peaceful coexistence of the nation.

The Media magnate also commended the Federal Government on the citizens Identification, the National Identification Number (NIN) and SIM card linkage.

He pointed out that this is one of the best things that has happened to us for our national identity management.

Adebayo noted that the 5th Generation Technology (5G) is the next generation of wireless network technology, which is expected to provide faster connections with much higher capacity and very fast response times.

He said this innovations with be good for the country as it will allow many more users and devices to access faster internet connections and large amounts of data at the same time. (NAN)


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