From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
As Kogi state is set to join the league of ICT compliant Nations, its Online Radio Platform project has reached 95 per cent completion for wider information dissemination world over.
The Director-General of the Kogi state Bureau of Information Services and Grassroots Sensitization, Abdulkarim Abdulmalik who disclosed this when he received members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts in his office, said the Online Radio Platform of the Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation when completed will avail listeners of the station the opportunity to tune in from their different locations
The Director-General, who expressed the desirous need for the state to join the New World Information and Communication Technology, assured that Kogi will take the lead in the modern trend of digitisation process.
While being optimistic of the Bureau’s better performance in capital projects in the current year, he said the State radio booster stations would be repositioned to give the people of the State a more reliable information institution.
Speaking on capital projects executed in the information sector of the state in 2018, Abdulmalik disclosed that the State Government procured a 150KVA Generating set and a Studio Link for Radio Kogi, thus, averting the hardship of uphill transmission which had been a major problem of the Corporation before the present administration in the State came on board.
He said the present government is also working on the rehabilitation of radio house on Mountain Patti while the construction of an office complex for the State Publishing Corporation is currently ongoing.
Earlier, the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed explained that the visit was in fulfillment of the statutory responsibility of the Committee in ensuring effective public accounting system in the state
The Director of Information Services, Mr. Bayo Ilori, commended the State Government for putting in place a machinery of accountability in its public sector.
He assured the Committee that the Bureau would always live up to its responsibility of maintaining a clean slate in all its transactions.