Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has donated a utility vehicle to the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Abeokuta, to enhance its operations.
The vehicle gift was presented to the General Manager, NTA Abeokuta, Mrs. Funmi Wakama, on the senator’s behalf by his Media Aide, Bola Adeyemi.
Senator Amosun said the vision and modest achievements of the current leadership of the Station towards returning NTA Abeokuta to its golden era was the reason behind the gesture.
According to him, the donation was part of his efforts at helping media industry to grow, adding that with the car gift, Senator Amosun has sustained his tradition of supporting the station which is under his constituency.
Speaking, Mrs Funmi Wakama, highlighted some of the modest achievements recorded since she assumed duty as the General Manager of NTA Abeokuta, to include:
* Facilitation of the 12 Panel Solar Power Borehole by Ogun Osun River Basin Development Authority
* Facilitation of the donation of 3 vehicles to the Station by public spirited Nigerians: Nissan Micra by NTA Abeokuta Pioneers Forum; Toyota Camry donated by Sweet Estate Unique Properties; and a Isuzu Utility Vehicle by the immediate past Governor of Ogun State and now serving Senator, representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, most distinguished Senator, Ibikunle Amosun, CON FCA.
* Restoration of Public Power Supply to Ogbe after 9years of black out
* Successful migration into Non – Linear transmission of news and programmes transmission
* Commencement of 24hours Transmission on Startimes Platform
* Setting Up Digital Media Platforms for broadcasting (NTA Abeokuta Social Media platforms)
* Placement of NTA Abeokuta mobile app on google play store and approval with google adsense on the website
* Regular payment of Salaries for Out – Sourced Staff
* Re -roofing of Oke Egunya studio building
* Upgrading of transmitter vision output from 0.9KW to 3.3KW and Sound from 0Watts to 340Watts in January 2018.
– Installation of Internet Services (Wifi) both at Ogbe and Oke Egunya
– Coverage of 12 Live Events in 2018
– Sponsorship of staff for conferences and in- house training for staff
* Purchase of numerous Computer Systems for operational use
* Commencement of Staff of the year and month award as directed by DG
*Prompt payment of 25% Fiscal Responsibility and other statutory dues
* Procurement of Gen. Sets
* Creation of Synergy with public and private broadcast Organisations
She stated further, “The list of our success stories knows no bound as God has helped us to achieve so much within this short period of time.
“My deepest appreciation to those who in spite of our challenges would rather look at modest achievements, believe in us, and have supported us.
“Before I conclude, I want to solicit the support of ALL towards the upgrading of this great broadcasting station, set up, to serve the interest of the government and good people of Ogun State.”