The Authority - The Minister of Information Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as hinted that the National campaign tagged: ‘War against Indiscipline’ will be re-launched soon after the proposed National Summit on Rebirth, Ethics and Values have been concluded in July, 2016.
It will be recalled that as a military Head of State, President Buhari alongside late Tunde Idiagbon launched a nationwide campaign called ‘War Against Indiscipline’ (WAI). The campaign was aimed at tackling the most anti-social Nigerian characteristics such as indiscipline, corruption, and lack of environmental sanitation.
The minister disclosed this at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja which was intended to inform Nigerians on the successful take-off of the pilot scheme of the Digital Switch Over in Jos Plateau State.
Fielding questions from journalists on why government was yet to start the campaign one year after it assumed office, Alhaji Mohammed explained that government had already started the ground work for the campaign to be launched.
“You cannot do everything on day one in office. You choose your priority. The truth about it is that we have started actually working one time on our ‘War Against Indiscipline’ and we have received presentations from both public and the private sector. The ministry has reviewed the proposals.
“But we do not want to launch our campaign until after our Summit on National rebirth, Ethics and Values have been concluded and this summit will come up in July. So, we are actually just at the tip of launching this national campaign”, he said.
Speaking further, the Minister while highlighting the benefits that would be accrued to the nation’s economy with the migration from analogue transmission to the Digital Terrestrial Transmission said the ministry was focused on meeting the June, 2017 deadline.
“The digitisation project must go on irrespective of what irregularities are taking place. But we know that we do not have a choice than to meet the deadline of 2017. Apart from the huge economic benefits that will be reaped from this process, Nigeria will be left behind if it does not meet the deadline. It will mean in effect that all our television broadcasting will no longer be protected by interference from other parts of the world.