Daily Courier – The National Broadcasting Commission has granted the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) operational license to commence Direct Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).
Director-General of the NBC, Balarabe Ilela presented the document to the NYSC Director-General, Maj Gen Shauibu Ibrahim in Abuja on Wednesday.
In a statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the NYSC, Emeka Mgbemena, the NBC Director-General said the radio license was underway.
The NBC DG said the license for the digital satellite broadcast would give more voice to the Scheme “to tell the NYSC story and its tremendous achievements to the whole world.”
He said the NYSC as one of the successful achievements of the Gowon Administration, has achieved its purpose of uniting the country in several ways, and also contributed immensely to national development.
The NBC DG added that the commission was saddled with the responsibility of regulating the media industry in the country and also issuing operational licenses as approved by the government.
“The commission normally gives license in trust and we believe this will be used for the purpose it is given.
“We are very proud to be part of your progress. With somebody like you, we are sure our license is in safe hands,” llela said.
Ilela congratulated the NYSC Director-General on his recent promotion to the rank of Major General.
Ibrahim said that since his assumption of duty, he has been passionate about the Scheme having its own radio and television stations, stating that it is quite fulfilling that the dream has come to fruition.
He assured that the Scheme would utilise the opportunity of the broadcast station to promote its programmes, including government policies and programmes.