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Information Minister, Mohammed Idris Addresses Broadcast Organizations




The Nigerian Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris has charged broadcast organizations to use their vast reach across the nation as a means to always tell the true nature of things in the country.
He urges broadcast organizations to always orient citizens for peace, unity, and development.
The Minister made the remarks on the second day of the familiarization tour of agencies under his ministry, on Wednesday.

Mohammed Idris

Mohammed Idris

In a visit the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), the minister said Radio Nigeria is the nation’s ace broadcast media organization, and a widely known and respected media brand in households across the country.
He added that Radio Nigeria has made significant contributions towards informing and enlightening citizens, bringing Unity across the country’s diversity, and contributing to democracy and national development.
The minister charged Radio Nigeria to promote the ideals of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the successes made so far under the Renewed Hope Agenda to the citizens home and abroad.
In addition he said that technology has always been a game-changer in this 21st century, noting that for media organizations like FRCN to compete in a crowded field, technology must be a priority.
The Minister praises their efforts of Voice of Nigeria (VON) in engaging with global audiences and providing a platform for international discourse through eight important languages, which are crucial for Nigeria’s image and diplomatic endeavors.
He stated that significant innovations have been acheived by VON to expand its reach through the deployment of a massive Rotatable Transmitter.
He encouraged them to use cutting-edge technology to increase the presence of VON, especially online, to ensure that Nigeria’s voice is heard and understood across the globe.
“VON will also serve as our veritable platform to promote the ideals of our President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as the successes being recorded under the Renewed Hope Agenda, to a global audience,” he said.
At the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the minister acknowledged that NAN is the nation’s news vendor and conveyor belt for the good news coming out of Nigeria to the world, and its contributions to our nation’s global outreach and image are immeasurable.
NAN, he said, has played a critical role in projecting our national identity and values on the international stage, “serving as our bridge with the rest of the world, and bringing to global audiences our rich cultural diversity and our dynamic economy.”
The Director General, FRCN, Dr. Mansur Liman, Director General, VON, Osita Okechukwu, as well as Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr. Abduhadi Khalil, received the Minister in their various organizations and conducted him around their facilities.