Nigerian gov’t launches science channel
The Nigerian government has launched a TV channel focusing on science, technology and innovation (STI).
National Science Technology and Innovation Television (NSTI TV) was commissioned by minister for STI Adeleke Mamora, who said it will carry the latest work by the country’s research institutions and developments from all over the world.
NSTI TV will be available as a terrestrial, satellite and digital over-the-top network based at the National Space Research and Development Agency in Abuja.
Broadcast in English, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa and accessible on any device with an internet connection, it will provide information on STI and show how it can be applied to improve the economy of the country. It will also play a key role in promoting science and tech literacy.
Mamora said: “NSTI TV will cover the entire landscape of science, technology and innovation, including engineering, health and medicine, natural science, environment and wildlife, children’s curiosity, science and society, agriculture, innovation, scientific heritage and science policy, using formats like documentaries, discussion and demonstration/experiment shows, quizzes, gameshows, science fiction, docu-dramas, specials and biographies.
“I am confident the commissioning of the NSTI TV today will be a game-changer for Nigerians and will play a key role in promoting science, technology and innovation in the country as well as enabling citizens to appreciate the relevance and importance of STI to nation building.”