Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it wants to set up a radio station to inform Nigerians about the traffic situation across the country.
Boboye O. Oyeyemi, the FRSC Corps Marshal made this known during courtesy visit to Director General and the Management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
FRSC would want to devote more time on advocacy, would focus more on safety, enlightenment and less arrest, especially as the year comes to an end, the Corps Marshal says explaining that the FRSC radio would enable it to effectively do so.
Oyeyemi, who said the purpose of their visit was to seek technical support from the NBC and request for a radio licence for the FRSC, also noted that visit was a major renewal of ties between the NBC and FRSC.
He thanked the DG and his team for the warm reception accorded them and commended the DG, NBC on the job done so far in ensuring that Nigeria transits successfully from analogue to digital broadcasting.
Earlier in his welcome address, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, DG of NBC, says that the FRSC was one of the remarkable institutions in the country which has contributed immensely to the protection of lives and properties on our roads.
Modibbo says the Commission was working to conclude Nigeria’s transition from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting and has concluded work for the Abuja rollout of the DSO coming up in the middle of December, 2016.
What will be done in Abuja is not a pilot but the beginning of the switch over process, he said while informing the visitors that the pilot phase was done in Jos which has given the residents of the city the opportunity to watch 15 channels.
However in the Abuja roll out, the people will receive 30 free channels and as soon as the Abuja phase was concluded, the roll over in different part of the country will begin, according to the NBC DG.
Modibbo also revealed that with the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, NBC will have an information portal on the Set-Top-Boxes which will provide a platform for information for and from citizens and it will be available after the Abuja roll out of the DSO.
The NBC DG added that the DSO project was a major national project and one which, in a fundamental sense, will determine the professional ability of the NBC as well as the stakeholders in the broadcast industry.