Police Television Begins Transmission November 28

 

…Says NPBS Is PPP Project

…To Focus On Tv.,Radio,Online

The Nigeria Police television under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS) is to begin transmission on November 28 2017.

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer ,NPBS, Ediri Jerry Wesley, who made this known while speaking to journalists in Abuja, stated there would be a fund-raising ceremony at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

According to him,  “The NPBS will focus on four areas of operations (TV, Radio, Online and Emergency Control Centre). The project, which is a Public Private Partnership with the Nigeria Police will help to curb insecurity by prompt respond to emergency situations. Unlike most broadcast organisations, the NPBS will not source for commercial adverts for sustainability, rather its survival will depend largely on sponsorship from corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians.”

On recruitment of qualified personnel, he stated that the NPBS would poach professionals from world broadcast organisations including the Cable News Network (CNN).

In his words, “About 5,000 young Nigerians will be engaged and trained by 50 expatriate (Professionals from CNN, BBC and other foreign media Organisations) for three years.”

The Chairman /CEO  posited that  for the station to have a wider coverage, transmission would also be carried out in both Pidgin English and other Nigerian Languages.

The NPBS , Wesley stated would focus on four areas of operations namely :television, radio, online and Emergency Control Centre, adding that the project which is a Public Private Partnership(PPP) with the Nigeria Police would assist in curbing  insecurity by prompt respond to emergency situations.

He commended the Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Ibrahim Idris for working tirelessly despite his busy schedule to ensure the realisation of the laudable project.

 

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