Daily Champion (Lagos)

2 September 2011

Nigeria: Amaechi Charges Media on Quality Programmes

Port Harcourt — RIVERS State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has charged media organizations to create unique identities through quality and people-oriented programmes that would enhance societal development.

Amaechi gave this charge on Thursday while commissioning the Radio Port Harcourt (91.7FM), located along Force Avenue in Port Harcourt.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Tele Ikuru, urged the Radio Station to be innovative and churn out interesting programmes that would positively impact the lives of the people while commending them for affording the citizenry options in the media industry.

He called on the people of the State to listen to this station for one month and give their opinions on which is the best station, while commending the South Atlantic Media, operator of 91.7FM for the decision to invest in the state, while urging the staff to be dedicated to justify the investment.

Earlier, the State Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, called on the management of the station to adhere to the highest ethical standards, urging it to go for great programming that would satisfy their clientele and stay on top of the competition in the industry.

In his speech, Chairman of South Atlantic Media, Mr. Dappa Ado, said Radio Port Harcourt is "the vitality that the media industry needs," adding that it is here to "hold the dream of a greater and more purpose-driven radio station.

"The station assembles in a magnetic space all the modern day technological facilities that make broadcasting a profession of great delight."

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