Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Champion the Good Cause - Rep Urges Radio Nigeria

Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Information and National Orientation, Rep Umar Buba Jubrin has urged Radio Nigeria to champion the good cause by galvanizing listeners particularly the youth to be well behaved, responsible, disciplined and ever prepared to contribute to nation building.

Jubrin who was represented by Rep Kingsley S. Ebenyi gave the charge during commissioning of Radio Nigeria new Medium Wave transmitter in Enugu Ngwo, Enugu State Thursday.

The new Medium Wave transmitter is Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) project executed in collaboration with Japanese Government Agency for International Cooperation (JICA).

The committee chairman said this has come at a most auspicious time when the nation is beset by killings and kidnappings which give patriotic Nigerians sleepless nights.

"No area seems safe. Not the streets, homes and even sacred places of worship are not spared from this orgy of bloodshed. So your new Medium Wave coming on stream now speaks volumes of the foresight of the management of FRCN," he noted.

He advised the radio station to 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 public examinations.

The Director General of FRCN, Barrister Yusuf Nuhu assured that the organization would use the potential of the new facility for national integration, moderation of divergent opinions and the determination of national purpose.

The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Mr Ryuichi Shoji recalled that Japan has been actively engaged in economic and social development of African countries including Nigeria dating as far back as the 60's.

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