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NBC INSPECTS GOSPELL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FACTORY

  • October 6, 2016
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NBC INSPECTS GOSPELL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FACTORY

by: MAUREEN EBUWA

The Director General NBC, Mall Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has visited the Gospell Digital Technology factory located in the Calabar Free trade Zone.

The visit, which took place on the 6th October, 2016, is part of the Commission’s preparation towards the June 2017 Digital switch over, as agreed by Countries in the West African sub-region.

Welcoming the DG, NBC to the factory, the chairman of Gospell Digital Technology Ltd, Sir Goffery Ohuanbuwa, took the DG on a tour of the company’s facilities as well as show him some Set-Top-Boxes that were assembled and packaged by the company.

He expressed his appreciation to the DG and his team for the visit and informed him that they were fully ready for the implementation of the Digital Switch over of Abuja. Also, as part of the preparation for the Abuja DSO, 200,000 Set-Top-Boxes would be made available for the project.

He stated that the factory has the capacity of producing a hundred thousand Set-Top-Boxes, monthly.

The DG, NBC, Mall. Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, thanked the Chairman of Gospell Digital Technology Ltd. for the invitation and added that the Commission now has a clearer picture of what the company was doing. He urged the Set-Top-Box manufacturer to ensure that the Set-Top-Boxes gets to Abuja ahead of the Abuja DSO.

Gospell Digital Technology Ltd, is one of the companies licensed by the Commission to manufacture Set-Top-Boxes, locally, for the Digital Switch Over in Nigeria.

In another development, the NBC Boss met with the Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Cross River state, Barr. (Mrs) Rosemary Archibong, where he briefed her on the progress made so far on the Digital Switch over project, as well as, the Commission’s activities.

 

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