The director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Ish'aq Kawu has called on Nigerian radio broadcasters to use their programmes as a means of economic development of the country.
Kawu made call in a statement issued in Abuja to mark the World Radio Day.
The World Radio Day is a day set aside by the United Nations and recognized worldwide as a global day to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision makers to create and provide access to information through radio including community radios.
The NBC DG stated that the Commission recognizes radio as uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for economic development.
''By listening to its audience and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face in our country today,” he said.
Kawu said, "As we journey towards digital terrestrial television broadcasting the Commission wishes to emphasize that radio remains a powerful instrument for peace, empowerment, development and social inclusion for people of diverse backgrounds, orientation and social status such as ours; and deserves to be used responsibly for the benefit of our country.”
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