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Kano State Executive Council has approved N97 million to support 47 football clubs playing in the National League, Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, has said.

In a statement issued on Thursday in Kano, Garba said that the fund would help the amateur teams to participate in 2021/2022 National League season scheduled to begin in November.

Meanwhile, the council also approved N55 million to procure Set-Top Box for the successful digital switch over from analogue to digital television in the state.

Garba said that the switch over would be from October 30, when television users will require digital STB to receive TV signals.

The commissioner said that the council had directed the Ministry for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs to handle the issue.
He added that the ministry would supply the STB to all Primary Health Centres, Community Viewing Centres, Local Education Authorities, primary and basic schools and the 44 Local Government Councils in the state.

”7, 000 units of the STB will also be supplied to the 114 Ministries Departments and Agencies and 1,460 to Senior Secondary Schools in the state at the cost of N12, 500 per unit,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in 2008, Nigeria signed the International Telecommunication Union Protocol to transit from analogue to digital television in line with the global trends.

The pilot digitisation started in April 2016 in Jos and later Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Ilorin and Osogbo, while the second phase commenced in 2021, with Lagos and the remaining 30 states.

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