FG to spend N5b on image laundering

The Federal government has announced its resolve to portray the country in better light to countries abroad by deploying N5billion worth of digital transmission equipment into some foreign countries.

This the government hope will enhance better dissemination of information about the country to citizens of other countries and Nigerians beyond the shores of the country, thereby laundering the nation’s image.

This decision was made known by the Director General of VON, Alhaji Abubakar Jijiwa, who said

The project is made up of 250 kilo watts of three digital transmission equipments that will be deployed in Nigeria and some countries for better coverage and reporting of the country. The listed the countries to which the equipment will deployed to include France, Finland, Poland, and the Americas”.

He said the awareness programme will include road shows. The image of the country has been haplessly at the mercies of foreign media for so long.

Source: Daily Times

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