The National Youth Service Corp(NYSC) has inaugurated its radio and Television station.
Speaking at the inaugural program, the Director-General of NYSC Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim said the Television and Radio Stations will always abide by the code of conduct guiding the broadcast industry in Nigeria.
He added that the stations shall be run responsibly professionally and efficiently to sustain and deepen the philosophy behind the establishment.
The Director-General said the NYSC Radio will broadcast on Channel 88.3 FM in Abuja while the NYSC Television will run on TStv Channel 365.
“The philosophy behind the establishment of these stations is multifaceted. They will educate and entertain the public. It will also give the scheme a stronger voice to propagate the programmes and sensitize Nigerians on the policies of the government, in addition to the promotion of national unity, national ethos, as well as values reorientation.”
The NYSC boss disclosed that the broadcast station will contribute to redirecting the mindsets of Nigerians, especially the youth, towards noble things.
“The broadcasting stations will primarily be run by corps members under the supervision of relevant NYSC Staff members. They are also meant to provide an avenue to train and hone the skills of successive hatches of Corps Members interested in pursuing careers in the broadcast industry, particularly in the areas of production, TV/Radio engineering, programme presentation graphic design and content development, among others”.
“Going by the number of talents so far harvested among the Corps Members to run the stations, I will say without equivocation that Nigeria is truly blessed with rich human resources”
Speaking at the event General Yakubu Gowon, the former Head of State said the media outfits will contribute towards enhancing and sustaining the capacity of the Scheme to consolidate its achievement as well as reach out to its global audience.
“They will serve as veritable tools for driving the quest for national unity, cohesion and purposeful development. Nigerians will not only find the NYSC Radio and Television Stations as reliable platforms for information dissemination, education and entertainment but also ensure regular patronage of their services”.
General Gowon further expressed his support for the proposed NYSC Trust Fund.
” I am impressed with the progress being made on the legislative processes towards the passage of the Bill.I look forward to the conclusion of the processes and the eventual take-off of the Trust Fund, which promises to be a game-changer for the NYSC our graduate youths and the Nigerian economy.”
The Director of Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa commended the Director-General of NYSC for taking the scheme to a greater height with the establishment of radio and Tv stations.
” The establishment of the media outfits will ensure that the country moves forward in terms of national development. The station will also contribute towards improving the NYSC brand”.