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Nigeria: Minister Inspects Gutted Television Transmitter

By Iliya Kure

Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Monday in Abuja inspected Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) facilities gutted by fire.

Mr. Mohammed told journalists, his interest was on preventing reoccurrence of the situation, having been assured, it was not an act of sabotage.

“These things should be expected in any system. It does happen but the important thing is to see that it doesn’t repeat itself,” he said.

Fire incidence Sunday afternoon gutted transmission facility of NTA, Nigeria’s state owned tv station in Abuja, disrupting the station transmission.

Director-General of NTA, Sola Omole, said transmission relays broadcast signals to the satellite were affected, adding that there was no casualty from the fire incident.

The Minister was accompanied to the tv station by Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Ayo Adesugba.

 

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