DG Sola Omole accused of Diverting new NTA equipments including two new Outside Broadcast (OB) Vans to start his own private TV.
Sources within Nigerian Television Authority are accusing Director General Sola Omole of removing new equipments including two new OB Vans. The OB Vans and other broadcasting equipments including digital cameras, new multiple
Teradek Bolt Pro 600 Wireless HD-SDI/HDMI Wireless Dual format Transmitters & Receiver Sets and filming drones can no longer be found.
The equipments were purchased at the request of the DG and delivered to NTA in the period leading up to 2015 Election. Mr. Sola Omole, the Director General of NTA is said to be planning to launch his own new Private Television Station when he leaves NTA following in the footstep of a former NTA DG Ben Bruce.
Sola Omole and others were hurriedly granted radio and TV licence by President Goodluck Jonathan The missing equipments are said to be part of Omole's new private venture.
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on
Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian
pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable
offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained
in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international
campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a
military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National
Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the
University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s
currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of
Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener
of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and
community and social empowerment.
He graduated with
a B.SC in Political Science from University
of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public
Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International
Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer
campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom
Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi
is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The
Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic
independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the
host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s
first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and
Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.