Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Zulum to establish 4 community radio stations in Borno


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Borno Government in collaboration with an NGO, North East Regional Initiative, NERI, is to establish four community radio stations in the state.

Babakura Abba-Jato, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, made this known on Monday in Maiduguri at the flag-off of inter-ministerial press briefing to mark the First Anniversary of Governor Babagana Zulum in office.

Mr Abba-Jato said that already, the station for Biu town had been completed and operational, while the remaining three would be sited in Monguno, Damasak and Dikwa towns.

The commissioner also said that the Borno Radio and Television station, BRTV, had been provided with a new transmitter, while booster stations would be established to ensure that it covered the entire state and beyond.

“We are also going to put the television station on satellite for our citizens in diaspora,” Mr Abba-Jato said.

According to him, the state information unit has been equipped with facilities to make it more effective.

“We have also resuscitated the state printing press that had been dormant for many decades “, Mr Abba-Jato said.

The commissioner whose ministry covers the state Fire Service, said 62 fire engines are undergoing rehabilitation to boost the state fleet of fire fighting engines.

“The development will make Borno to be the state with the highest number of fire fighting engines in the country,” the commissioner said.


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