By Felix Alade
The Zonal Director of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr. Chibuike Ogwumike during the tour of facilities of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) radio commended Management of the College for providing top class and quality equipment to Yabatech radio 89.3FM.
The visit to Yabatech was to access the level of preparedness of Yabatech Radio before going into full broadcasting after the initial 6 months test running, as well as ensuring that the National Broadcasting code is being adhered to strictly, for enhance mutual cooperation between Yabatech and NBC.
Ogwumike noted that he was dedicating his time to tour all the broadcasting stations within the Lagos zonal office, so as to familiarize himself with their system of operation, while also ensuring that the stations do not run afoul of the NBC code so as to avoid any form of sanction.
He eulogized Yabatech Management for investing in digital radio equipment. “Let me say that I’m really impressed with the level of facilities put in place here, the equipment I have seen here are of top quality which some commercial radio stations in Lagos do not have”.
According to him, the NBC core function is to regulate the broadcast stations in Nigeria and so we are here to see the activities in Yabatech radio. He disclosed that NBC will partner with the Yabatech radio in the areas of training, retraining and moulding of future broadcasters. He implored the College management to use the radio station as a training ground for Mass Communication students and others interested in broadcasting.
The Rector, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe who received the team thanked NBC for granting a radio license to the College. He said that the radio will work in line with the regulatory policy of NBC without breaching any of the rules.