Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said the aggressive repositioning of the broadcast stations in the State was part of his administration’s strategy aimed at empowering the media outfits to compare favorably with the best in the world.
Governor Ambode, who spoke while declaring open the 65th General Assembly of the Broadcast Organisations of Nigeria (BON) held in Lagos, said his passion for the information platforms was very high, a development he said accounted for the massive investment aimed re-energizing the broadcast stations in the State.
He said: “As an administration, we are committed to re-energizing, re-positioning and re-engineering our broadcast stations by strengthening their operations with the provision of cutting-edge technology that will stand them out amongst their peers around the world.
“I must confess here that as a Governor, my passion for the information platforms is very high. This is because of my belief that the media and information machinery are the windows through which the world sees us and vice-versa,” Governor Ambode said.
The Governor, who was represented by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said in recent times, his administration provided the radio stations in the State with new transmitters and studios, while Lagos Television is currently undergoing a holistic overhauling of its non-digital equipment, adding that the station had just taken delivery of six stream box avenirs that would enable it improve on electronic news gathering abilities, while a new HD Outside Broadcast Van would soon be delivered in the coming days.