…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
A Close Call on Live TV
In a video that has gone viral on social media, an unidentified television presenter from the National Television Authority (NTA) narrowly escaped a potential disaster during her news program.
The incident occurred when the wooden backdrop used to identify the program suddenly fell, hitting the presenter hard while she was on air.
Reactions and Criticisms
The video has sparked a flurry of reactions from Nigerians on social media, with many directing their criticism towards the broadcasting station for its apparent lack of infrastructure in the modern era.
Some users expressed disbelief at the incident and questioned whether it had occurred recently, highlighting the backwardness they perceive in the country’s media industry.
Criticism was also directed towards the leadership positions within the industry, with accusations of incompetence and neglect.
Infrastructure Issues and Budget Allocation
Social media users raised concerns about the outdated production quality, remarking on the lack of progress and improvement in the industry over the years.
There were comments about the wooden backdrop being a longstanding issue, with allegations that significant amounts of money had been allocated for its maintenance or replacement.
Such revelations added to the frustration felt by the public, particularly when considering the potential uses of allocated funds.
Calls for Modernization and Investment
Many comments expressed disappointment in the state of affairs at NTA, lamenting the absence of digital infrastructure and more visually appealing backdrops.
The failure to invest in these areas was seen as a missed opportunity for improvement.
Criticism also extended to the quality of the news broadcast itself, with one user mentioning the need for better Yoruba-speaking presenters.
Concerns for the Presenter’s Well-being
Amidst the discussions surrounding infrastructure and production quality, there were concerns for the presenter’s safety and potential injury.
The force with which the backdrop hit her head raised worries about possible health issues that could arise as a result of the incident.
The incident and subsequent social media reactions have drawn attention to the state of infrastructure in the broadcasting industry, emphasizing the need for modernization and investment to meet the expectations of a technologically advanced era.