The proposed Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service will hit the airwaves nationwide beginning from November 28 with about 5,000 jobs for Nigerians according to Ediri Jerry Wesley, its Chairman/CEO.
Nigeria Police to employ 5,000 with new TV station
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Abuja, he commended Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police, for working to ensure the realization of the project.
Mr. Wesley said, “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 ORGANIZATIONS, the NPBS will not source for commercial adverts for sustainability, rather its survival will depend largely on sponsorship from corporate ORGANIZATIONS and well-meaning Nigerians, Mr. Wesley said.
He said personnel for the channel would be trained by professionals from prominent broadcast organizations including the Cable News Network (CNN).
“About 5,000 young Nigerians will be engaged and trained by 50 expatriate (Professionals from CNN, BBC and other foreign media ORGANIZATIONS) for three years,” Mr. Wesley stated.
In order to reach all Nigerians irrespective of their educational background, transmission will also be done in both Pidgin English and other Nigerian Languages, he said.
He said, “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.”
The TV will begin with a fund-raising ceremony at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on the 28th day of November, 2017.