NSA summons meeting, resolves crisis over Digital Switch Over

#TrackNigeria – The Federal Government has resolved the brewing crisis that was threatening the implementation of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue television broadcasts in the country.

The National Security Adviser, Major General (rtd) Mohammed Baba Gana Monguno Thursday summoned the critical stakeholders in the DSO to a meeting where the contentious issues involved were discussed and resolved.

The NSA told the stakeholders that the Federal Government was determined to uphold its policy on DSO and also ensuring that private investment in the Nigerian economy is not discouraged. 

The meeting which lasted about three hours witnessed the diplomatic negotiation and consensus building capacity of the NSA that facilitated a resolution of the five year old ďispute ìncessantly interrupting smooth implementation of the DSO, twice missing set deadlines.

The Federal Government policy on DSO was thereby protected from legal interpretation in law courts while also salvaging solid private investment in the nation’s economy and attendant jobs created through the investment from uncertainty and jeopardy.

At the meeting were Senator Elect and Chairman of the Board of NBC, Ikra Bilbis, DG NBC, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, the CEO of Details Nigeria Limited, operators of GOTV, John Ugbe and Chairman, Pinnacle Communications Limited, Sir Lucky Omoluwa whose efforts to make the meeting possible was acknowledged by the NSA, and COO of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Dipo Onifade.

Major General (rtd) Monguno  thanked the stakeholders as they departed exchanging pleasantries.

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