The prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG) located in the heart of Akoka, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, has become the first Nigerian University to get a television license after getting the nod of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, Thursday, January 18, 2017, approved the license for the institution.
The development was disclosed after a meeting with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, while speaking on the development said the approval of the TV station was a confirmation of the president’s position on promoting free press and unhindered access to information.
Ogundipe said the TV station would enhance research-oriented education and ease communication within and outside the university campus.
“It is now on record that the present administration signed the first campus TV license and we remain deeply grateful to the president.
“The university is a brand. We want the university to be the research hub in Africa, and we are working towards being among the best three in the entire continent,’’ he said.
Adesina, while congratulating the vice chancellor on the new development, said President Buhari was fully committed to improving the standard of education in the country.