Kano State Government will purchase 100,000 units of free television Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) for indigent poor households at subsidised rate.

Written by on November 5, 2021

The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says the Government will purchase 100,000 units of free television Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) for indigent and poor households in the state at subsidised rate.

Ganduje made the disclosure at the official launch of Digital Switch Over (DSO) for Kano State, in Kano.

The governor further said that he had directed for the supply of 44,000 STBs to 44 local government areas in the state.

In his remarks, the Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Balarabe Shehu-IIelah, commended Kano state government for the training of 100 artisans from the 44 Local Government Area on free TV dealership, installation and activation.

He further said Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt were left for the second phase of switch-on because they were populous and commercial centres in the country.

In his remarks, the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado-Bayero, commended the Federal Government for the project.

Seun Fakorede


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