Following the ceremonial switching on of Kwara Television 24-hour transmission by Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq,General Manager of the state owned Television Olatunde Michael says the launch is the first of the three phases of bringing Kwara Tv back to public reckoning, adding that they now plan to go national in the second phase and then international via the DSTV in the third.
In a chat with newsmen ,Micheal assured Kwarans and Nigerians of new independent programs in conjunction with those that the station operated going forward.
“What we have just done is phase one. We have three phases for this rebound process. The step one is to get back on air and run a 24-hour service and make history. Phase two for us is to get to the national Startimes. In the meantime we are at the regional level which is the northern part Startimes. We broadcast in Kwara State and its environs. Conversations have kicked off on how we can be on the national platform of Startimes. The third phase is to be on DSTV. The whole idea is to get closer to the people. A lot of our viewers are on Startimes likewise DSTV and we want to reach everybody. That’s the plan,” he said.
Kwara TV resumed broadcasting again on Tuesday following weeks of renovation. However, the station is expected to operate on a 24-hours transmission available on StarTimes Channel 113 and Free TV Channel 502.
In the same vein, Kwara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed its delight over the resuscitation of the Kwara State Television Authority, calling it a milestone. This was contained in a statement issued in Ilorin by the state NUJ Chairman and Secretary, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed and Omotayo Ayanda.
The union also described as record breaking the unveiling of the 24hours transmission at the station and urged its management and staff to justify the huge investment of the state government.