Minister of Information Inaugurates NTA Board
By Edino Justice
The desire of the Present Administration is to move NTA to a global status where it will compete with other International Channels. The Minister of Information Mr. Labaran Maku stated this at the Inauguration of the Board of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, in Abuja.
The Minister said the Seven-Member Board was selected based on experience and capacity to bring new ideas to move the organization forward while decrying the marginalization of Africa in information dissemination, the Minister noted that deregulation of the broadcast sector in Nigeria was a good development. Mr. Maku assured them of support to deliver on their mandate.
The Chairman of the Board, Mr. Patrick Ogbu who is heading it for a second term assured the Minister of their readiness to contribute to uplifting the organisation.
The NTA Board was dissolved in early 2012.