Reps to revisit report on digital switchover

Reps to revisit report on digital switchover

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to revisit the report of the investigation carried out on the process of digital (broadcast) switchover 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 which investigated the process of digital (Broadcast) switchover in the country.

 

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

 

“The report was adopted by the 8th National Assembly and the resolution was not implemented at the time the 8th Assembly wound 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) switchover in Nigeria.

 

He enjoined the committee to report back within eight weeks for further legislative actions.

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