By Tolulope Popoola & Faith Abdullahi
The Chairman of Unilag Media Holdings Limited, Professor Muyiwa Falaiye, has solicited the assistance of the new Zonal Director of the National Broadcasting Commission, in acquiring a commercial license for Unilag Radio Station.
Professor Falaiye made this request during a courtesy visit by the Lagos zonal Directorate of the National Broadcasting Commission to the University of Lagos on Thursday.
The aim of NBC’s visit to Unilag Media Holdings Limited, is to get familiar with other sub-division of the organization which includes the television station; Unilag tv, the radio station; Unilag 103.1fm and the print Laboratory, to see how the NBC can be of help, as well as ensure that the National Broadcasting code is being adhered to strictly.
While on a tour of the facilities, Zonal Director of the National Broadcasting Commission, Dr. Chibuike Ogwumike said that, he is dedicating his time to tour all the broadcasting stations within his jurisdiction, so as to familiarize himself with their system of operation, while also ensuring that all stations do not run afoul of the NBC code, so as to avoid any form of sanctions.
Ogunmike said, “as the zonal director of The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, our core function is to regulate the broadcast stations in Nigeria and so we are here to see the activities in Unilag Radio and Unilag Television”.
“University of Lagos campus radio, is the first campus radio in Nigeria and it is a model that every other institution should follow. NBC can partner with Unilag radio and other conglomerates of Unilag holdings limited in areas of training, retraining and molding broadcasters, because the gap right now is in the area of training which has to be filled so that our broadcasters can be well abreast with the new technology”, Ogunmike added.
Chairman of Unilag Media Holdings Limited, Professor Muyiwa Falaiye, told the zonal Director, that Unilag radio which will be 15 years in December, has always worked towards upholding the NBC code.
Falaiye added that the Unilag Media conglomerate, has over the years served as a training ground for undergraduate students, from various universities without any discrimination.
He solicited the co-operation of NBC in the areas of training, for its young work force and periodic advice, to ensure that the station remains on track.