The Zonal Director of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr. Chibuike Ogwumike, has praised the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) for providing top class and quality equipment to its campus radio station.
Speaking while touring facilities of the YABATECH Radio 89.3FM to assess its preparedness before going into full broadcasting, following a six-month test run, Ogwumike said he was impressed by the quality equipment superior to those owned by some commercial radio stations.
“Let me say that I am really impressed with the level of facilities put in place here. The equipment I have seen here are of top quality which some commercial radio stations in Lagos do not have,” he said.
Ogwumike noted that he toured broadcasting stations in the Lagos zonal office to familiarise himself with their system of operation, while also ensuring that the stations did not run foul of the NBC code to avoid sanction.
According to him, the NBC’s core function is to regulate broadcast stations in Nigeria.
He disclosed that NBC would partner with the YABATECH Radio to train, retrain and mould future broadcasters. He implored the college management to use the radio station as a training ground for Mass Communication students and others interested in broadcasting.
The Rector, Obafemi Omokungbe, an engineer, who received the team, thanked NBC for granting a radio licence to the college.
He said the radio would work in line with the regulatory policy of the NBC without breaching any of the rules.