Users of GOTV in Nigeria have a lot to worry about as the controversy and scandal rocking the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and her Director-General, Modibbo Kawu may soon consume the operation of the pay Digital TV (GOTV) in Nigeria.
The scandal which borders on the spending of 2.5billion naira license renewal fee without the instructions and approval of President Buhari’s Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed is threatening the future operation of GOTV in Nigeria in the wake of Nigeria’s government intention to switch from terrestrial to digital broadcasting. Read NIGERIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS BANNED FROM LONG STAY IN DUBAI
In a letter of March 29, 2019, Lai Mohammed wrote: “The decision to renew the GOTV licence for three years negate the position of the white paper on the DSO (Digital Switch Over), making it not only illegal but a willful disrespect for our laws and national institutions.“Recall that the Ministerial Task Force on the DSO, which I chair, had specifically ruled that all Pay Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) companies would no longer be allowed to self-carry and would have to go to one of the two licenced Signal Distributors for that function.“That decision was made based on the government white paper which puts signal distributors in charge of transmission and separafgtes them from content providers.” Read MEET NIGERIA COMMUNITY WHERE MEN SHARE WIVES AND CLOTHING IS ABNORMAL
To show he was dead serious, Lai Mohammed added: “No part of the licence fees paid by Details Nigeria Ltd should be touched by the NBC until a negotiated agreement has been signed, subject to my approval.”
Close watchers of the happenings in the NBC are of the opinion that with the final paragraph of the minister’s letter (quoted above), Lai Mohammed had actually served notice to all and sundry that he did not approve any spending for Details Nigeria Limited.