No fewer than 144 staffers of the Oyo State government owned Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS, have been redeployed to other MDAs in the state civil service.
Secretary to the Government, Alhaji Olalekan Ali, who announced this at a press conference in the state capital Ibadan, said BCOS is being redesigned as an autonomous media and entertainment hub to host several business segments and propel the culture of the Yoruba to the global market.
Among the business segments envisaged are TV and Radio Broadcasting, Production Studio Services, Theme Parks and Resorts, Hospitality and Leisure Services, Live Events and a Media Academy.
The government scribe said “we decided on the massive transformation of BCOS into a diversified media and entertainment corporation capable of exploring, exploiting and growing its extensive opportunities for the maximum benefit and profit of all its stakeholders”.
Alhaji Ali described BCOS prior to this redeployment exercise, as a massively bloated workforce and wasteland of estate properties waiting to be optimally utilised for the public good.
KPMG has been engaged to carry out a comprehensive audit and propose appropriate structures and strategies for the new BCOS.