June 24, 2021

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Reps to revisit report on digital switch over

House of Representatives at plenary

House of Representatives at plenary

The House of Representatives has resolved to revisit the report of the investigation on the process of digital (broadcast) switch over in Nigeria.

By EricJames Ochigbo

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to revisit the report of the investigation on the process of digital (broadcast) switch over in Nigeria.

 This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Odebunmi Dokun (APC-Oyo) at the plenary, presided over by Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase.

Moving the motion, Dokun recalled that on Nov. 16, 2017, the house adopted a report by an ad hoc committee that investigated the process of digital (Broadcast) switch over in Nigeria.

He said that the report made recommendations on digital broadcasting in Nigeria which, if implemented, will strengthen digital broadcasting in the country.

“The report was adopted by the 8th Assembly and the resolution was not implemented at the time the 8th Assembly winded up.

There is need to have the recommendations implemented for posterity, hence the need for the 9th Assembly to revisit the matter,” he said.

In his ruling, Wase mandated the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to revisit and investigate the process of digital (broadcast) switch over in Nigeria.

He mandated the committee to report back within eight weeks for further legislative actions. (NAN)

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