The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has said that his administration was set to subsidise the cost of Set-Top Boxes for its citizens as the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in broadcasting spreads from the state capital Jos, to the entire state.
Lalong announced the subsidy plan, in Jos, on Tuesday, while responding to a request to that effect by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who paid him a courtesy visit along with members of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on DSO.
He said that the state was prepared to take full advantage of the DSO for the benefit of the citizenry.
“On our part, we are taking this seriously and we have advised the Commissioner for Information to also start processing, for the advantage of the citizenry, here on the Plateau, because even if they cannot afford to acquire the boxes, we are preparing to subsidise for them,” the Governor said.
He described the pilot launch of the DSO in Jos as a welcome development, coming at a time when peace had been restored in the state.