KNSG approves N97m for 47 amateur football teams



  Council has approved N96 million to support 47 football clubs playing the National League, Mr Muhammed Garba, Commissioner for Information, has said. a statement issued on Thursday Kano, Garba said that the fund would help the amateur teams to participate in the 2021/2022 National League season scheduled to begin in November.

Meanwhile, the council also approved N55 million to procure Set Top Box (STB) for the successful digital switch over from analogue to digital television the state.

Garba said that the switch over would be from Oct. 30, when television users will require digital STB to receive TV signal.

The commissioner said that the council had directed the Ministry for government and Chieftaincy Affairs to handle the issue.

He added that the ministry would supply the STB to all Primary Health Centres, Viewing Centres, Education Authorities, primary and basic schools and the 44 Local Government Councils the state.

”7, 000 units the STB will also be supplied to the 114 Ministries Departments and Agencies and 1,460 to Senior Secondary Schools the state at the cost N12, 500 per unit,” he added.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that 2008, Nigeria signed the International Telecommunication Union  Protocol to transit from analogue to digital television line with global trend.

The pilot digitisation started April 2016 Jos and later Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Ilorin and Osogbo, while the second commenced 2021, with Lagos and the remaining 30 states. (NAN)