|Alh. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture|
Wednesday approved N1.3 billion contracts to strengthen and reposition its
media outfits for effective information dissemination.
benefit from the projects include the News Agency of Nigeria, Nigeria
Television Authority and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he briefed State House
Correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council,
presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
approval of the contracts for the procurement of cameras, television packs and
other broadcast equipment at a cost of N283.8 million for the Nigeria
N148.7 million for the procurement of 15 Peugeot vehicles for the News Agency
million was approved for the procurement of 12 10kw FM transmitters and three
Outside Broadcast Vans for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
breakdown of the FRCN contracts as N561 million for the 12 10kw transmitters
and N311 million for the three Outside Broadcast Vans.
that the upgrade of equipment at the NTA took place more than a decade ago.
presented three memos today on behalf of three parastatals in my ministry, the
NTA, the News Agency of Nigeria and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
for an approval for the award of contract for the procurement of cameras,
microphones and television pack for a total sum of N283,813,990.75.
that in the last 20 years, only twice that attempts have been made to upgrade
the equipment of the NTA.
1999 during the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and the last was in 2009 when Nigeria
hosted the FIFA Under-17 World Cup
Nigeria also presented their memo.
wanted vehicles to them move to gather and disseminate news.
procurement of 15 vehicles from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited was awarded
to them for N148,740,900.”