Lawyer Asks Reps To Probe ‘underhand Dealings’ In digital Switchover Roll-Out

Timothy Agbo, a lawyer, has known as on the home of representatives to revisit its 2017 report which uncovered “underhand dealings” within the implementation of Nigeria’s digital switchover (DSO) programme.

A digital switchover is a migration from analogue tv broadcasting know-how to the digital system.

TheCable had just lately reported that the DSO tv platform, branded as FreeTV,  is bedevilled with service delivery challenges.

Subscribers typically take to social media to complain of reactivation points, defective decoders, inadequate variety of stations, unavailable/unresponsive buyer care traces, and poor sign.

In an announcement made out there to TheCable Life-style on Wednesday, Agbo mentioned the DSO initiative will solely quantity to a waste of time and sources with out acceptable scrutiny of its implementation.

The UK-based lawyer mentioned in 2017, the home advert hoc committee on DSO investigated the programme’s implementation and located quite a few procurement infractions however nothing was performed.

“I recall that the report of the committee, headed by Hon. Sunday Katung, was adopted by the Home, which noticed procurement discrepancies, underhand dealings in tools provide and injudicious use of funds supplied for the programme amongst others,” he mentioned.

“Regardless of the observations, nothing was performed. For the nation to reap satisfactory dividends on her investments within the programme, there's a want for the Home to check out the present standing of funds, revenue and expenditure as utilized and generated by the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC), the Ministry of Info and different authorities companies concerned the digital switchover programme.”

‘NBC BREACHED PROCUREMENT ACT’

In accordance with Agbo,

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