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Facility Decay: House Committee Assures FRCN of Quick Response

House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, has pledged its determination to upgrade facilities of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN.

Chairman of the committee, Mr. Olusegun Odebunmi made the pledge when he led other members of the committee on facility inspection to FRCN stations in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Radio Nigeria reporter, Adedayo Adelowo, reports that the committee was received by the management of the FRCN Ibadan Zonal Station.

The first port of call was Amuludun FM at Moniya, the only federal government-owned indigenous radio station in the Southwest, where they were received amidst pomp and ceremony.

The facilities inspected both at Amuludun FM and Broadcasting House, Dugbe, included live and recording studios, mast and power generating plants which has been one of the major challenges of the station, and other broadcasting equipment.

The Zonal Director, FRCN Ibadan Zonal Station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, who conducted them round the operational areas, took the pains to explain the state of the broadcasting equipment.

Alhaji Bello said Radio Nigeria was an asset to the nation, which should not be allowed to languish in infrastructural decay.

Having inspected the facilities, the chairman of the committee and member representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere Federal Constituency in Oyo State, Mr. Olusegun Odebunmi, who expressed dissatisfaction on the state of facilities at the federal establishment, however, commended management and staff of FRCN Ibadan for dishing out quality services despite the visible challenges.

Mr. Odebunmi pledged the readiness of the committee to put the needs of the station forward for prompt action, expressing the confidence that the visit would definitely yield positive results in no distant time.

He implored the management and staff of FRCN to work towards improving their internally generated revenue to complement the effort of the government.

In a remark, Director General, FRCN, Dr. Mansur Liman, who was represented by the Director of Finance, Mr. Michael Oluwole, assured the visitors that Radio Nigeria would not disappoint them.

The committee, thereafter proceeded to the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Ibadan.

Adedayo Adelowo

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