The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a programme set up by the Government of Nigeria to involve graduates in nation-building and the country’s development, is set to obtain a radio broadcasting license. Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Balarabe Shehu Illela, confirmed the NYSC management’s expression of interest during a visit to the Director-General of NYSC in Abuja.
The NBC had listed the procurement of standard radio equipment and the construction of a digital studio before the Commission’s preliminary assessment of the facilities.
Director-General Mr Illela noted that the standard facilities he had seen at the proposed ‘NYSC Radio’ complex located at the NYSC in Abuja put the organisation on the right track towards acquiring a broadcast licence following a comprehensive screening procedure.
While showing NBC DG around the studio, NYSC Director General Major General Shu’aibu Ibrahim revealed that the intended NYSC Radio was initiated to reach out to the grassroots and make the Scheme more visible in its quest to promote national integration, self-reliance, and socio-economic development.
He indicated that the organisation would utilise the radio concert with other multimedia channels to enlighten the public about corps members’ vital contributions to national development.
The NYSC’s Director-General told the NBC that the organisation had made all of the necessary provisions to begin broadcasting as soon as it is granted the license.
Ibrahim claimed that NYSC has competent individuals to perform efficiently across the federation because of its interdisciplinary graduate workforce.