A sum of N50million budgetary allocation has been obtained by the National Youth Service Corps , NYSC, for an operational licence for its proposed Radio Station.
The NYSC Director-General, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja, while speaking at the NYSC Press and Public Relations Officers’ workshop.
Gen Ibrahim who disclosed that the proposed Radio Station is set to be built this year, noted that the approval of the operational licence was being awaited before the final take-off of the radio station.
The DG said, “While I urge you to deepen and sustain the scheme’s presence in the social media, you must be vigilant by continuously sensitising corps members to the need to avoid inappropriate use of the new media.
“You must be proactive through constant engagements and timely disclosure of necessary information on the activities of the scheme as they unfold.
“Efforts to establish the NYSC Community Radio are in top gear as approval of the operational licence is being awaited. We expect a boost in the scheme’s publicity drive when the station eventually comes on stream.”
According to the NYSC , the proposed radio station which is set to be establishment in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by 2020, would be used to sensitise the public to the workings and programmes of the scheme as well as to debunk false news and rumours which were common on social media platforms.