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First TV Station In Nigeria

We watch the TV everyday but has it ever crossed your mind on which TV station was the first in Nigeria? Do you need a well detailed information on the first television station in Nigeria? Then you are on the right page to get this information. This article seeks to give you first-hand information on the first TV station that was established in Nigeria.

It is said that it for one to know where one is going to; one must know where one is coming from. For this reason, we should always look back at the history of Nigeria for a better future. Before the establishment of any Television station, there have been various methods by which information; news and even entertainment were gotten. For the sharing of News, it was the sole duty of a town crier in the pre-colonial Nigeria while for entertainment; there were different festivals for that and many other ways.

In Nigeria, we have the British broadcasting corporation before Nigeria gained independence.  However, in 1959, the first Nigeria’s indigenous television station was established in Ibadan by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. This television station was called the western Nigerian Television which was abbreviated as WNTV.

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An overview of the Western Nigeria Television {WNTV}

One interesting thing that you should know about the western Nigerian Television which was the first indigenous television station we had in Nigeria is the fact that it was also the first television station in Africa. The only reason why a particular region in Nigeria could establish a Television station just like Western Nigeria television was a regional television station is the fact that it was removed from the exclusive list and then put in the concurrent list which make it possible for the state or regions to make certain laws.

What was the aim of establishing the Western Nigeria Television {WNTV}?

The major aim of establishing the Western Nigeria television according to the Western Region house parliament was “to complement the under satisfied educational sector and increase literacy among her citizens.” The Western Nigerian Television was also called the Western Nigerian Government broadcasting corporation at that time.

Was there any Television station established in the Eastern and Northern Region after the establishment of Western Nigeria television?

Well, after the Western region established the Western Nigeria Television, the eastern region and also the northern region followed this trend. They both entered into a partnership with the British broadcasting company which was called Redifussion at that time that supplied and installed their own station equipment.

Does the Western Nigeria Television still exist till today or it died after a while?

The Western Nigeria Television which was also known as the Western Nigerian Government broadcasting corporation at that time did not just die out. Rather, it evolved to the Nigeria Television Authority which is popularly called NTA Today. Interesting right?

The Nigeria Television Authority has its headquarters situated in Abuja and its broadcast area is no longer regional but now nationwide. It is safe to say that the Nigeria television authority officially started operation in 1977 and currently runs the largest television network in Nigeria. The Nigeria Television Authority is now seen as the authentic voice of the Nigerian government.

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