Despite statements announcing a migration very soon, Nigeria is not really ready to switch to digital television. This can be inferred from recent statements by Lai Mohammed (photo), the Minister of Information and Culture.
“The project requires huge capital and Nigeria is just coming out of the recession. The government must therefore prioritize its programs. The digital switchover will be done in several stages. We have put Abuja and Jos on digital television and we will do the same for six other cities in the next two months. After this series, we will look at the Nigerian map to know how to direct our efforts.”
Although the project is evolving at its best pace, it seems impossible for the country’s migration to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2018.