Broadcaster, Iretidola Ojekhoa launches television station
With a mission to change the narrative in every sphere of Nigeria, an air personnel and political player, Iretidola Ojekhoa, has launched a new television station, TIG TV.
According to the lady, TIG is a new platform targeted at the transformation of Nigeria. “I have been in the media since 2001, and at some point, I realised that it was not enough interviewing people and they go away while the country remained the same way,” she said.
She revealed that there is need for a media platform that is not just talking but is involved in what is happening. “You may spend a year or two getting a particular problem solved but you are on it making sure that your presence in the country makes people not want to do evil, that is what this TV channel is all about.”
She said, “every sphere of Nigeria needs transformation and we are talking about education, health, media, judiciary, we need reforms. We need new models of how to do things, so, everything that concerns Nigeria, will concern this TV channel. But the channel is not just about news or programmes, so, that people can stay tuned, no; but every second of the TV channel is dedicated to creating a new model of things.”
Ojekhoa said, “we are going to go terrestrial. If we go online with the kind of what we have right now, it is not going to achieve all we want. So, if we start online that will be just preparatory. DSTV is the biggest platform and that’s where we are aiming at, but we have few huddles, which we will try and overcome. And we are looking at being able to take off this year as we come online and come terrestrial and on DSTV platform and Startimes. We are looking forward to coming on this year.”
Asked if the situation would not fall victim of National Broadcasting Commission’s (NBC) code since it will be tackling critical issues, she said, “that is why I’m a political player. Before I even started, I joined politics so that people who may perceive me to be an enemy will know we are doing this together. Transformation of Nigeria is for the politicians, judges, and policemen and for everyone.”
“We always see those who want to transform Nigeria as activist, people are against government but this is different.”
Asked if she’s going to use the platform to start a full political career, she said, “I’m not a registered member of any political party, I don’t see myself going for office that’s why I keep saying ‘player’.”