7th November, 2017
By Yunusa Abdullahi
As part of the Thirty Years Anniversary of the Establishment of Adamawa Television Corporation ( ATV ) Yola,the Adamawa state Governor, Senator Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has assured the immediate engagement of all casual and volunteer workers of the Adamawa Television Corporation Yola into the State Civil Service .
The Governor explained that the Running costs of the station would be revived by the Government to enable the station meet up with its Transmission requirements.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla said his Government has provided over One Hundred Million Naira to turn round the station so as to enable the station deliver quality services to the people of Adamawa state and beyond.
He also explained that a committee headed by the Deputy Governor Engr.Martins Babale would be set up to ensure the completion of Mubi TV Station to enable the people of the Northern Zone get the first hand information about Government's activities and programmes.
In his remarks, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh explained that the Media is a veritable tool and instrument of development.
According to Comrade Ahmad Sajoh, the installation of the Twenty Kilowatts Transmitter of the station would enable the station to transmit it's programmes as far as neiboghring states ,pointing out that the State Government in collaboration with the Presidential Initiatives is working towards reviving the Radio Booster station at Hong so that the people at the grassroots would be informed adequately.
He however called on the State Government to absorbed the casual staff of the station in order to improve the required manpower at the station .
Also in their good will messages, Former Governor of the Defunct Gongola state, Ambassador Wilberforce Bafte Juta, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly Honourable Emmanuel Tsamdu, and the Managing Director of Gotel Communications Alhaji Mohammed El-Yakub have commended the Government, Management and Staff of the ATV Yola for their courage and dedication while performing their duties.
In his address of welcome, the General Manager of the station Alhaji Yusuf Nadabo Usman explained that the intervention of Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla to the station has facilitated the installation of Morden Broadcast equipment to the station which made staff of the station delivered quality services.
The General Manager of ATV also appealed to the State Government to provide the station with other necessary facilities needed for the full Digitization of the station as well as other logistics and Internet access facilities in order to sustain wider coverage
During the ceremony, Governor Muhammed Jibrilla laid foundation for the construction of Multi-purpose studio for the station.
Those Honoured includes, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla, Former Governor of the Defunct Gongola state Ambassador Wilberforce Bafte Juta, His Royal Highness Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa, and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly RT. Honourable Kabiru Mijinyawa for their outstanding and selfless service to Adamawa state.