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AIT clocks 20, thanks viewers, global community …By Abubakar Mashiru


Africa Independent Television (AIT), Nigeria’s pioneer private indigenous television clocked 20 yesterday. And in a statement signed by the management, the Founder of the parent company, Daar Communications Plc., High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi PhD, DSc, OFR, the Chairman, Board of Directors, Management & Staff of the company most sincerely expressed its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to: all the Institutions of State, Regulatory Agencies, Corporate Nigeria, The Advertising Community, The Nigerian Media, Shareholders, the General Public, its International Service Providers, its esteemed Viewers globally and well-wishers for the remarkable support, invaluable assistance and the unquantifiable patronage since the inception of Africa Independent Television (AIT) on December 6, 1996, twenty years ago.

The statement in part read ‘Your immeasurable encouragement through programme appearances, patronage, consultations, content aggregation and the symbiotic business relationship have indeed motivated and invigorated our professionalism, resourcefulness, creativity and economic well-being”.

It continued ”We are immensely grateful and pray that our relationship in the various spheres of broadcasting and the business of broadcasting will continue to be to the glory of the good Lord, who in the very first instance decreed our existence, the eternal gifts of our respective professional and socio-economic endeavours which have manifested in our investments that have made us to continue to contribute to greatness of our dear country – the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.


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