The world class digital studio, being put in place by the Ogun State Government for the State Television (OGTV), at Ajebo road, Abeokuta, would be ready for commissioning next month.
The Deputy General Manager, Programme Services, Mr. Festus Kehinde, who disclosed this while highlighting the achievements of the television station during the on-going budget performance appraisal, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, pointed out that the ultra modern studio when operational, would place the station as the best in the sub-Sahara African region.
The new studio which would house the digital equipment, would also serve as a catalyst towards the achievement of the digitization policy, in line with international standards in the broadcasting industry.
Kehinde added that the station had stepped up programmes towards sustaining transmission on Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and GOTV launched last year, while equally running a parallel terrestrial transmission in the period under review.
In the same vein, the Acting General Manager of the State radio station (OGBC), Mr. Diji Akinhanmi, said the station had deployed the needed human and financial resources for the effective dissemination of credible, reliable and dependable information beyond the boundaries of the State.
He explained that all efforts were being made to continue to reel out quality programmes for the audience, stressing the need for the procurement of another 10KW second channel, 100KVA generating set, 10kVA inverter, Outside Broadcasting Van, as well as having two digital studio with modern equipment to enable the station compete favourably in the nation’s broadcasting industry.
Also, the General Manager, State Signage and Advertising Agency, Mr. Akin Bandele, said the agency had successfully declustered unserviceable billboards along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway towards restoring sanity in the State’s outdoor advertising services.
Bandele added that policies were being formulated to ensure transparency, integrity and professionalism through prudent management of resources, in order to increase the agency’s revenue drive.
In a related development, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Engr. Jonathan Onajobi, has called for the enactment of an enabling law, to aid the smooth collection of newly initiated revenue items on registration of trade and artisan groups.
Onajobi who also presented the performance of Ogun State Agricultural and Multipurpose Credit Agency (OSAMCA), and the State Market Development Board, called for accessible enforcement support team, for regular revenue collection exercise, to widen the financial base of the State.