House of representative
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Information and National Orientation, Honourable Umar Buba Jubrin, has urged Radio Nigeria to introduce and package informative and educative programmes that would correctly assuage the feelings of the restive youths and adults in the society.
Jubrin, who made the call in a goodwill message delivered on his behalf at the inauguration of the new Medium Wave Transmitter at Enugu Ngwo Thursday evening by a member of the House Committee, Ambassador Kingsley S. Ebenyi, advised Radio Nigeria to champion a good cause by galvanising the youths and listeners in general to be well behaved, responsible, disciplined and ever prepared to contribute to nation building without any coercion.
The new Medium Wave, a collaborative effort of the Federal Road Safety Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and Japanese Government Agency for International Cooperation (JICA), the Committee Chairman, said could not have come at a most auspicious time, especially when the nation is beset with spate of killings, kidnap scourge, which, according to him, should give every patriotic Nigerian sleepless nights.
“No area seems safe. Not the streets, homes and even sacred places of worships are spared of this orgy of bloodshed. So your new Medium Wave, to be coming on stream now, speaks volume of the foresight of the management of FRCN,” he explained.
He further advised that since the new station would centre on educational programmes, the radio station should evolve modern educational tools to educate its listeners, especially pupils, students and their teachers in order to avert the series of poor results recorded in the last two years in the West African Examination Council (WAEC)/ National Examination Council (NECO) examinations in the country.
He pledged that his Committee would be disposed to making a case for increased budgetary allocations to the FRCN in order to assist it contribute in nation building.
In his speech at the occasion, the Director General, FRCN, Barrister Yusuf Nuhu, assured that the organisation would use the potential of the new facility for national integration, moderation of divergent opinions and the determination of national purpose.