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Osun Tech gets $30.5m contract to produce set top boxes

By News Express on 13/04/2017

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RLG Adulawo Technology Company, Ilesha, State of Osun, has emerged the choice indigenous company to produce Terrestrial Broadcast Set Top Boxes (STB) for digital switch-over from analogue in the country.

This was revealed Monday evening when the Managing Director of NTA Television Enterprises, Mr Maxwell Loko, led a delegation of the company to Governor Rauf Aregbesola after another inspection of the facilities at the RLG Adulawo Technology Company.

Handing over the multi-billion Naira contract paper to the governor, the Mr. Loko said RLG Adulawo would supply set top boxes worth $30.5 million to NTA Television Enterprise.

The Aregbesola administration had partnered Ghana-based RLG Technology Company in 2013 for the training of Osun youths under the Osun Youths Technology Training Acquisition Scheme (OYESTECH) and also the establishment of RLG Adulawo Technology City. Since its establishment, the company has in the last four years been one of the major manufacturers of commonly used electronics devices in Nigeria such as telephone handsets and computers.

The Federal Government, through the management of the NTA TV Enterprise, said the decision to partner RLG Adulawo was a result of the capacity of the company to deliver on the terms and conditions attached to the contract, saying the partnership is a milestone in promoting local products and Made-in-Nigeria goods in the country.

He said the contract was awarded to the company in support of the Aregbesola’s commitment towards the promotion of science, technology and innovation.

Mr. Loko, who attributed the emergence of the RLG Adulawo Technology Company as the winner of the contract to its dedication and commitment to scientific discoveries and technological advancement, declared that the contract was given to the company based on merit.

He said decision was part of the agency’s motives towards enhancing strategic alliance, saying the partnership would go a long way in complementing the efforts of the state government to promote local products and as well provide job opportunities for the youths.

According to him, the company has installed capacity for 600,000 Set Top Boxes (STB) per month and it is expected to produce over a million STB before the June 2017 deadline.

“This is a technology in motion. This contract is a signal to the fact that Nigeria is also moving towards achieving an enhanced technology.

“This gesture would go a long way in encouraging other sectors to develop capacities that can make Nigeria to compete favourably with her counterparts in terms of advanced science and technology.

“Our partnership with the RLG/Adulawo which is an agency established by Osun Government is a clear manifestation towards the commitment of the state to promote science and technology,” he stated.

Earlier, the Osun State Governor, while receiving the letter of the contract described the partnership as a breakthrough that will further boost the efforts of his administration on youth empowerment and economic progress.

Governor Aregbesola who recalled how the partnership for the establishment of RLG Adulawo started and its positive impacts on the job creation and youth empowerment in the state, expressed optimism on the ability and capacity of the Osun based company to deliver as expected within the time frame.

He recounted that the company (RLG Adulawo) had since its creation trained about 5000 youths in different technological areas and specialisations.

According to him, the establishment of the company had complemented the empowerment initiatives and programmes of the state.

“The inauguration of Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) through which 40,000 youths were engaged and empowered among other programmes had continued to stimulate the state’s economy in all aspects,” he asserted.

Governor Aregbesola announced that another 20,000 youth for the third cycle of the Youth Empowerment Programme will be engaged before the end of this year.

‎On the award of manufacturing of a million Set Top Boxes in which about 30,000 pieces have already been delivered, Governor Aregbesola extolled President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to advancing science and technology.
He said the present administration has rescued the economy of the country from collapsing just as the sectors of the economy had been gradually re-energised.

Governor Aregbesola also lauded the keen determination of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for working towards the actualisation of the June 2017 deadline for the digital switch-over.

The Governor commended the efforts being put in place by the National Assembly to ensure a transparent process in the procurement of the decoders.

He said the state would not disappoint them in its ability to deliver quality services.

In his remarks, the Chairman Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives on Digital Switch-over, Hon. Sunday Marshar-Katun, said the Committee was set up to supervise the process of STB procurement in order to meet up with the deadline, saying that this is part of efforts to ensure that Nigerians get value for money.

In his remarks, the representative of the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission, Eng Friday Ukwela, said out of 13 companies that are licenced to produce the Set Top Boxes, RLG Adulawo Technology City was one of the few to deliver.

Part of the partnering agencies in attendance include; the Chairman and Members of the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on the Digital Switch-over, the management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the RLG management, Officials of Sterling and Skye banks as well as the representatives of the Government of Delta State.

The team had early visited the RLG/Adulawo factory located in Ilesa as part of its facility tours, where the team expressed satisfaction with the capacity of the company to promote digitilisation.‎

Governor Aregbesola presenting a souvenir to the Managing Director of NTA Television Enterprises, Mr Maxwell Loko, on Monday evening in Osogbo.

Source News Express

Posted 13/04/2017 9:29:47 PM

 

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