The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday December 14, 2015 inspected the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) transmission room which was gutted by fire on Sunday afternoon December 13, 2015.
The Minister, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Ayo Adesugba to a tour round the burnt facility was conducted round place by the NTA Director-General (DG), Sola Omole.
While briefing the Minister at the scene after the inspection, Sola Omole informed Journalists that the incident only slightly disrupted the operations of the station, adding that it came back on air shortly after the incidence. The NTA Director-General explained that the transmission room or Earth Station relays broadcast signals to the satellite, stating that there was no casualty from the fire incident.
In his observation during the inspection visit, the minister noted that though the damaged equipment had been replaced, it is important to look at a long-term strategy of preventing recurrence. “These things should be expected in any system. It does happen, but the important thing is to see that it doesn’t repeat itself,” he said.
He inferred that based on the details of the incident as provided by Sola Omole, the fire incident had nothing to do with sabotage. [FMI]
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