Veteran Journalist Urges Yoruba Presenters To Prevent language From Going Into Extinction
The need to promote Yoruba Language in oder to prevent it from going into extinction has again been emphasised.
The Deputy Director, News and Current Affairs, Frcn, Ibadan National station, Elder Adenrele Ajisefinni dropped the hint at the opening session of a workshop organised for Translators and Yoruba presenters of Premier 93.5 FM and their counterparts at the Zonal Headquarters of Radio Nigeria in Ibadan.
Elder Ajisefinni said it was imperative for translators and Yoruba presenters to be well grounded in the use of Yoruba language in order not to misinterpret content to the public.
Elder Ajisefinni noted that presenters should not only limit themselves to translations alone, but to keep themselves abreast of latest events within the country and globally as “such would aid their jobs and as well widen their knowledge”.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the General Manager Premier fm, Ibadan, Alhaji Bashir Omotosho, harped on the need to promote Yoruba language through various Radio Programmes in order for it not to go into extinction.
Some participants at the workshop appreciated the station for the training and promised to put all they learnt into use in order to compete favourably in the broadcast industry.
On behalf of her colleagues, Head of News, Premier fm, Mrs Olutola Daramola commended the Management of Ibadan National Station and News Management for the training, urging co participants to be alive to their duties by bringing the knowledge gained during the training to bear on the job.