The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI), Sen. Adeleke Mamora has directed that the recently launched Science Technology and Innovation Television (STItv) hit the airwaves before the end of the year.
He said this during an inspection tour of the STItv studio building at the space agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Mamora, who applauded the initiative, said the television station will be a veritable platform to inform, educate and entertain as well as publicise scientific discoveries, inventions and achievements of the various parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for the benefit of the common man.
While speaking to newsmen, Mamora said the vision of the station is to ensure the effective dissemination of information on scientific and technological innovations in the sector.
He, however, appreciated the NASRDA boss for his efforts towards the establishment of the TV and further directed that all stakeholders involved in the take-off of the station get to work and hit the ground running in line with the directive.
The director-general of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Dr. Halilu Shaba who earlier conducted the minister round expressed delight over the success recorded so far, saying the station will provide the avenue for professional and excellent dissemination of various activities of parastatals in the ministry; as well as research and scientific institutions in the country.
A statement by the head, media and corporate communications, NASRDA, Dr. Felix Ale said the station was established and launched during the Science and Technology Expo 2022 after which the temporary studio was successfully sited and built within the premises of NASRDA.