Stakeholders Task Radio Broadcasters on Objectivity
A veteran journalist and former Director-General, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, OSBC, Mr. Wale Idowu has renewed the call on media personnel to imbibe training and re-training for efficient service delivery.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria in Ilesa, on this year’s World Radio Day, the former OSBC DG described radio as the most effective information tool for the masses, hence operators of radio stations should ensure objectivity and accuracy in their programmes.
Mr. Idowu also advised broadcasters to place professionalism and social responsibility above commercialisation in the discharge of their duty.
In his contribution, a management staff of a private radio station in Ile-Ife, Mr. Adebola Abdullahi said he could not do without listening to the radio every day for information, education, and entertainment.
Mr. Abdullahi who appreciated the contributions of broadcasters and owners of radio stations to democracy and national development appealed to the federal and state governments to support the media.
Other listeners stressed the need for the government to license community radio stations to further inform and educate the people at the grassroots.