As Nigerians eagerly await the relaunch of DAAR Communications pay Television, DAARSAT, the management of the organisation has promised to dedicate one channel to the broadcast of tourism and culture related programs.
This was made known during a visit to the tourism village in Abuja by the chairman of DAAR Communications Group,
High Chief Raymond Dokpesi , Chairman DAAR Communications, made this
known when he led his management team to the Nigeria Tourism
Development Corporation (NTDC) in Abuja recently.
Chief Dokpesi said the cable outfit is the first of its kind in
Africa to feature full African Cultural content in all channels stating
that the purpose of the synergy with NTDC is to attract foreigners and
acquaint them with the rich local content of Nigeria while bringing
values and cultural essence to both satellite and digital terrestrial.
He decried a situation where we do not encourage the growth of our
local industries by consistently patronizing foreign items pointing out
that it portends grave danger for the productive sector and employment
The Managing Director of DAARSAT, Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki said the
unique selling point of DAARSAT is education, maintaining that the cable
outfit’s comeback was historical
Dr. Obaseki attributed the success of DAARSAT, which is to broadcast
on full high definition decoders, to the doggedness and enterprise of
its proprietor, Chief Dokpesi whom he described as a fighter who had
paid his dues in the industry.
Don Pedro implored NTDC to make the HD decoders available and
encourage hotels, Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and other related
hospitality outfits to patronize DAARSAT.
Otunba Runsewe, DG NTDC described Chief Dokpesi as a broadcast guru
who has made great contributions by emphasizing on educational and
He promised to fully align with the initiative in a mutually
beneficial partnership while assuring the visitors that the decoders
will be distributed to hotels.