Browsing: DSO

The test implies that one can identify a subject by observing its/his or her habitual characteristics and actions.  With the duck test, I am scrutinizing the role of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who, in February, announced himself the chairman of the Ministerial Task Force on the Federal Government’s Digital Switchover (DSO) programme. Since then, and, of course, before, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which should drive the DSO programme, has become an extra in its own movie.

Two months ago at a press conference to unveil members of the Ministerial Task Force on the DSO, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said the body now has all it needs to complete the programme, which has endured a three-year hiatus on the back of many disruptions and inability to meet two deadlines.

Acting Director-General of the commission, Armstrong Idachaba who gave the clarification at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, said the fund was to settle outstanding contractual agreements in the DSO project.

The bubble has truly burst at the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission following the fizzling out of its much hyped N2.5 billion fraud charge against the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, and top executives of Pinnacle Communications Limited at the Federal High Court, Abuja, where it has failed to produce any witness or evidence in support of its claim that the said amount paid by NBC to Pinnacle Communications Limited was illegal, irregular and unauthorized.