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Enugu to distribute free setup boxes as FG launches DSO

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has offered to distribute 10,000 setup boxes valued at N15 million, for free to low income households in rural areas to enable them access digital television.

Ugwuanyi made the disclosure in Enugu at the launch of Digital Switchover in the state by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of Information.

The governor described the launch as a `landmark’ in television broadcasting in Nigeria.

He said that the gesture was to ensure that low income households were not denied opportunities of accessing digital television contents.

Ugwuanyi said that the setup boxes which were the major accessory that would, henceforth, enable television viewers in the state watch more channels, would be distributed immediately.

The governor said that the state government was fully conscious of the possible discomfort economically challenged families would face as a result of disruption in accessing free to air television contents.

“This, in our judgment, is the major reason the Federal Government has committed to subsidize 10 million setup boxes for distribution to poor households in Nigeria,” he said.


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