Professor Rahamon Bello, immediate former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, (UNILAG) on November 11, 2017 commissioned Nigeria’s first campus television station, UNILAG TV. The commissioning was performed at the Department of Mass Communication of the university.
Expressing satisfaction during the commissioning, Professor Bello said he was happy and fulfilled that the station started operation under his watch adding that this is part of his success story.
Applauded the university management, members of staff, students and the entire university community on the milestone, he advised the staff of television station to do their best and ensure the service provided is rated number one, in terms of content and delivery.
Chairman, UNILAG Radio and TV, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, disclosed in a statement that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) granted it the TV license on November 9, 2017 adding that the university was the first to be granted a license to operate a campus television station in West Africa.
Akhabue Osezua, Senior Studio Manager at UNILAG Radio, said the station will commence operation in earnest as the University had recruited staff members for the TV section adding that students who have interest in working for the television station can also volunteer.
The operational TV licence granted the institution gives it another first in campus broadcasting as UNILAG Radio was also the pioneer campus community radio to be licensed in Nigeria. The TV will operate as a commercial Television station and not a community media like the Radio station.
UNILAG TV, a campus television station geared towards serving the needs of the University of Lagos community like its sister radio station, UNILAG 103.1FM, is the first campus television station in Nigeria. It is owned by the University of Lagos.