ADVERTISEMENT

Kaduna Government to set up TV station in Zaria

The plan to establish the station has reached an advanced stage, which would be domiciled at the premises of Queens F.M. Zaria.

Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani [Punch]

Ahmed Maiyaki, the Managing Director, of Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC), disclosed this when members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zaria Unit, paid him a courtesy visit on Friday in Kaduna.

Maiyaki said the plan to establish the station has reached an advanced stage, which would be domiciled at the premises of Queens F.M. Zaria. He added that one of the key legacies he wanted to leave behind no matter how short his stay at KSMC would be, is to establish a television station in Zaria.

He said he had already obtained the consent of Governor Uba Sani on the development. He explained, "KSMC TV is already on Startimes, we are also free-to-air satellite but a large chunk of people cannot afford to sustain the payment of Startimes subscription or decoders to access the satellite.

ADVERTISEMENT

"I want to ensure that we have at least a two-kilowatt transmitter that will be able to transmit to all the local governments in Zone One, including a few local governments in Zone Two and Three.

"This is to ensure that local communities access the TV station on a terrestrial antenna, not through the satellite.

"This is one of the projects I want to focus on and complete within the shortest possible time."

The managing director commended the NUJ Zaria Unit for the visit, stressing that the unit was the first chapel to felicitate with him over his appointment.

"It was gratifying to me that the NUJ Zaria unit was the first chapel to visit me and felicitate with me on my appointment as the managing director of the KSMC.

ADVERTISEMENT

"I am not taking this for granted; I feel very honoured that you are coming to do this for me. I want to thank you and all the members of NUJ Zaria.

"I will do everything possible to reciprocate this gesture," Maiyaki said.

Earlier, Sagir Awwal, the Chairman, of NUJ Zaria Unit, said the visit was on behalf of the entire members of the union working in the Northern part of Kaduna State.

"We wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations on your recent appointment as the Managing Director of KSMC.

"Sir, the union is very pleased with the onerous gesture by Governor Uba Sani for appointing a professional to head a professional and prestigious outfit like the KSMC. NUJ regards this feat as great honour to the union."

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Suspected kidnappers arrested while trying to escape with ransom

Suspected kidnappers arrested while trying to escape with ransom

Abia records 109 cases of stooling, vomiting but no cholera

Abia records 109 cases of stooling, vomiting but no cholera

Some Nigerians have no choice but to use charcoal stoves as kerosene price skyrockets

Some Nigerians have no choice but to use charcoal stoves as kerosene price skyrockets

Here's why storing cooked food in refrigerator for over 3 days could kill you

Here's why storing cooked food in refrigerator for over 3 days could kill you

VIDEO: Tension in Rivers as angry youths pull down Wike's statue

VIDEO: Tension in Rivers as angry youths pull down Wike's statue

Kogi Govt bans traditional processions in Koton Karfe to maintain peace

Kogi Govt bans traditional processions in Koton Karfe to maintain peace

Governor donates 12 cows to prison inmates to give them 'sense of belonging'

Governor donates 12 cows to prison inmates to give them 'sense of belonging'

Nigeria spends ₦884 billion to import palm oil every year

Nigeria spends ₦884 billion to import palm oil every year

Politician demands recount of votes over irregularities, even though he won election

Politician demands recount of votes over irregularities, even though he won election

Pulse Sports

Finidi George responds to accusation made by Victor Osimhen in viral video

Finidi George responds to accusation made by Victor Osimhen in viral video

Elaine Thompson-Herah withdraws from the 200m of the Jamaican Olympic games trials amidst injury woes

Elaine Thompson-Herah withdraws from the 200m of the Jamaican Olympic games trials amidst injury woes

PulseSports30: Sikiru Alimi tops Moses Simon as Osayi-Samuel comes in at 24

PulseSports30: Sikiru Alimi tops Moses Simon as Osayi-Samuel comes in at 24

Victor Osimhen's future in the balance: Premier League or Saudi Pro League?

Victor Osimhen's future in the balance: Premier League or Saudi Pro League?

FIFA Rankings: Nigeria ahead of Ghana& South Africa, remain best team in the continent

FIFA Rankings: Nigeria ahead of Ghana& South Africa, remain best team in the continent

'Sack him now' - Reactions as Finidi George fails to inspire Super Eagles against Benin

'Sack him now' - Reactions as Finidi George fails to inspire Super Eagles against Benin

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT