UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian Institution To Get TV Station As President Buhari Approves License
The management of the University of Lagos has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari approved a television license for the university, UNILAG TV. With this, the University of Lagos (Unilag) becomes Nigeria’s first University to get a Television license.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, made the announcement yesterday, January 18 in Abuja.
The Vice Chancellor commended Buhari at a meeting with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
Ogundipe expressed the hope that the TV station would enhance research-oriented education and ease communication within and outside the university campus.
He said the TV station would completely alter the communication style in the university, and enhance its visibility across the continent.
The Vice Chancellor, who was accompanied by the Chair and Head of UNILAG Mass Communication Department, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, said the approval of the TV station further confirmed the President’s position on promoting free press, and unhindered access to information that promotes development.
“It is now on record that the present administration signed the first campus TV license and we remain deeply grateful to the President.
“The university is a brand. We want the university to be the research hub in Africa, and we are working towards being among the best three in the entire continent,’’ the Vice Chancellor added.