University of Lagos (UNILAG) has become the first university in Nigeria to own a television station. The university did as it is the first to be granted a licence to operate a television station.
This was disclosed by Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, Chairman of UNILAG Radio and TV, through a statement issued yesterday.
According to him, “the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) granted the TV licence to the institution on Thursday, November 9.”
This is coming thirteen years after the university obtained licence to operate a radio station. UNILAG 103.1 FM is Nigeria’s first university radio. UNILAG radio was licensed November 4, 2004.
Also in the press statement, the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Rahmon Bello, on behalf of the university management, congratulated members of staff, students and the entire university community on the milestone.
#AboutToday @UnilagTVNG officially became the first licenced University Campus TV station in Nigeria on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahamon A. Bello, led the commissioning of the TV station today. Pictures taken by @Unilagtvng 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/W6B0UqRNtL
— University of Lagos (@UnilagNigeria) November 11, 2017