CRSG Assures NTA Of Support


The Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke has reiterated his readiness to collaborate with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Calabar in an effort to ensure full coverage of events and programmes in the State.
Imoke who stated this when he received the new General Manager, NTA Calabar, Mrs. Catherine Allotey and other members of management on a courtesy visit in his office, promised that he would do everything to ensure the station is well positioned to meet the current realities in terms of publicity of its programmes.
He assured the NTA team of a more realistic partnership that would not only cement the already existing cordial relationship with his government, but also ensure the station achieves its dreams of attaining a network status in the shortest possible time. The Governor commended the Minister for Information and Communication, Mrs. Dora Akunyili as well as the Director-General of NTA for their pragmatic approach to reform the station which he noted is now a force to reckon with in the international media arena.
He called on the management staff to rally round the new General Manager with utmost determination and dedication to enable her succeed in the task of showcasing the State to the outside world.
Earlier, the new General Manager, NTA Calabar, Mrs. Catherine Allotey, who until her posting was the General Manager, NTA Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, said she was in his office to rekindle the already existing relationship between the State and the station with a view to strengthening it.
She promised to bring back the lost glory of NTA Calabar, which she noted was viewed from the neighbouring Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and some parts of Akwa Ibom and Rivers States.
On the newly constructed NTA Ogoja, Mrs. Allotey said that the station which currently runs four hours test transmission will be commissioned before the end of the year while the Ikom station, according to her, is receiving due attention.
She, therefore, appealed to the state government to assist her in renovating the dilapidated structures currently housing the NTA Calabar station and promised to consolidate on the long standing relationship for a regular and wider publicity of the state.