Nigerian top-notch comedian and entertainer, Ayo Makun popularly known as AY has reacted to the latest development of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) being moved to Channel 419 on DStv.
Better known as Africa’s Largest Television Network, NTA is a government owned television station and eyebrows have been raised since it was moved to a Channel with the number widely known to be inappropriate for such prestigious outlet.
419 is an advance-fee fraud, a type of scam in which the victim is convinced to advance money to a stranger.
So, AY in a recent Twitter post asked if NTA was deliberately moved to Channel 419. He added if someone is trying to send a message or is it as a result of plain confidence?
Also, it was observed that many local channels like AIT, Channels were affected by the reshuffle even though NTA was quite unfortunate to have landed on Channel 419.
AY tweeted, “Good morning folks. So some have noticed the recent reshuffle on the DSTV bouquet. Our very own National and official TV station, NTA is now on channel 419. Was this delebrate or what? Is someone trying to send a message, or plain coincidence.”
Good morning folks. So some have noticed the recent reshuffle on the DSTV bouquet. Our very own National and official TV station, NTA is now on channel 419. Was this delebrate or what? Is someone trying to send a message, or plain coincidence.
— AY COMEDIAN (@AYCOMEDIAN) August 5, 2020
However, some Nigerians took to AY’s comment box to share their opinions on the matter. Check them out below.
This has been going on for a very long time. I complained about this on their Instagram handle but no response nor reply from them to explain their mission.
My friends in AS watch DSTV stations even with no subscription.
— Ifeoma Benedital (@Ifyngozi1) August 5, 2020
I want to bliv is deliberate,if some idiots among us are tryn to be smarter than their shadow,that doesn't mean we're all the same, beautification of our country through insults shouldn't be tolerated.
— GHOST 👻👻👻🇳🇬NIG (@Omoluabi72) August 5, 2020
A clear message was being sent. They're eyes would be opened when the company fails to pay the English Premier League for viewing rights for their league. When football fans don't find it on their bouquet I wonder what they would do next.
— Ihite Ude (@IhiteU) August 5, 2020