The Federal Government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said it will begin the inauguration of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in 13 states before the year runs out.
The Minister revealed this during the inauguration of DSO- transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television in Lagos State.
He assured that the process which has been delayed for three years would be rapidly effective across the country.
The inauguration in Lagos state marks the introduction of the second phase of the DSO rollout after its inauguration in Plateau, Kwara, Kaduna, Enugu, Osun and FCT.
“Though it took the digital television train over three years to arrive in Lagos State from its last stop in Osun, the train is now ready to move faster.
“The DSO train has now changed from narrow gauge to standard gauge, meaning it will move faster to cover 13 states across the country this year alone in the second phase of the DSO rollout, which begins today.
“From Lagos, the DSO train heads to Kano State on June 3, Rivers on July 8; Yobe on July 15; Gombe on August 12; Imo on August 24 and Akwa Ibom on August 31.
“It will move to Oyo on September 9, Jigawa on September 23, Ebonyi on October 17, Katsina on October 21, Anambra on November 4 and Delta on November 18,” the minister said.
The minister added that they would meet up with the set timeline of December 7, 2022 to complete the DSO process in the country.