Recall that it was earlier reported that the minister appeared in the Senate to request for $500m loan for NTA to be able to compete with international stations, such as CNN.
Reacting to this situation, the former lawmaker commended the minster. He, however, urged the minister to also ensure that the staff are paid like their CNN colleagues.
See his tweet below:
Minister Lai’s efforts to upgrade the NTA to the CNN standard is commendable.He is our own Ted Turner.Hoping that the staff will be paid same as Christian Amanpour,Wolf Blitzer,Becky Anderson,Fareed Zakaria and co.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 10, 2020