Nigerian Customs floats radio, TV stations

In line with the ongoing reform of the Nigeria Customs Service, the agency is set to float the Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network for FM Radio and Television stations in the six geopolitical zones of the Country.
PRNigeria gathered that the media outfits will strengthen the resolve of the institution to engender voluntary compliance from stakeholders through continuous sensitisation and public education.
In its desire to ensure professionalism in the broadcast stations, the NCS has engaged technical partners who will provide services that will meet global best practices in media operations.
According to the officials, the appointment of technical experts by the NCS, owners of NCBN, is in line with the vision of the Comptroller General, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, which places premium on stakeholders education.
Further investigations by PRNigeria confirmed that the arrangement with an ICT company, Skytick Tech Global Limited, was not in the form of a Public-Private Partnership, but as a technical partner for the NCS as well as service provider to assist in the running of the radio and TV stations that will be launched after all processes had been completed.
When contacted, the Service Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, confirmed the efforts to establish the NBCN.
Attah said: “The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Colonel Hamid Ali, is committed to revolutionising the Service Public Relations through NCBN using the state-of-the-art digital broadcasting investment.”
The customs spokesperson added that the broadcast station would aid in “rebranding the NCS, promoting business opportunities and increasing security awareness in Nigeria.
“It will also create more job opportunities for Nigerians.”
PRNigeria learnt that both TV and radio stations in Abuja and Lagos will be launched once all necessary requirements are perfected.