Kwara State begins renovation of its broadcast stations

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The Kwara State government says structural renovation of the two state owned broadcasting outfits will commence today, Tuesday March 29, to meet digitization deadline.

The Sole Administrator of the State owned Media Houses, Dr. Muideen Akorede announced while answering questions from VON Correspondent in Ilorin, the State capital.

Dr Akorede, who is also the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, said government would provide new transmitters for the two broadcasting stations and first class equipment to make them meet contemporary challenges.

He said the state government is committed to strengthening the operational capacity of Radio Kwara and Kwara State Television Authority for effective and efficient transmission.

Dr Akorede said government would partner with telecommunication companies to relay the signal of Radio Kwara via GPRS to transmitting stations that would be provided in Kwara North to enable people of the senatorial district listen to the station loud and clear.

He also emphasized that the two abandoned transmitting stations of the Kwara Television would be re-engineered, while the Herald Newspaper’s band would also be strengthened to cover strategic places in the country, especially neighbouring states.

On security, Dr Akorede reiterated that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed led government would continue to provide adequate logistics for all the security agencies to enable them to fight and combat crimes and criminality in the state.

Dr Akorede pointed out the need for community policing and the need to always provide the law enforcement agencies with useful information that would assist in fighting crimes, as done in other countries.

He commended the security agencies for preventing crimes and apprehending criminals, saying that they are making laudable achievements in security control and management.