Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has donated a parcel of land to Africa TV 3, a private broadcast company, to construct its station in the state.
The governor made the assertion while receiving the Proprietor of the Station, Sheikh Muhammad Fahd At-Tuwaijiri, who visited him in Kano.
“By so doing, we want to ensure that the public is provided with information with a wide range of perspectives and voices enhancement so as to entrench sustainable democracy and good governance,” Ganduje said.
He said the move was also an incentive to facilitate “Ease of Doing Business” in the state.
He assured that his administration would provide the station with additional support if required, for the efficient take-off of the station.
“I understand that locating the station in Kano has several advantages. It will promote Hausa language and create awareness on the policies and programmes of the State and Federal governments,” the governor maintained.
“As a government, we are impressed with the service of Africa TV 3 and we are happy that you have chosen Hausa as one of your languages of the broadcast.”
The governor maintained that the Kano dialect of Hausa was generally accepted as the standard dialect, stressing that the language speakers across Africa, would undoubtedly appreciate services of the proposed television station.
The proprietor of the Africa TV 3, Sheikh At-Tuwaijiri, told the governor that his company, which is based in Saudi Arabia, has vast interests in television broadcasting and would want to establish a station in Kano, which would broadcast its services in Hausa.
At-Tuwaijiri later presented an award to the governor, for his sterling contribution towards promoting religious tolerance, peace, human development and propagation of Islam, through the Ganduje Foundation.
BY Our Correspondent