28th May, 2012
The Lagos Traffic Radio will begin operation tomorrow, says Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Aderemi Ibirogba.
The station will give information about traffic situation in the Lagos metropolis.
Ibirogba said at a ministerial briefing that the station which is currently test-running on 96.1 HMz, would officially begin full operation on Democracy Day, adding that the new radio station was the latest strategy geared towards serving the transportation need of over 21 million Lagosians in order to enable them make informed decision on which route to ply.
“This station which is well equipped with the-state-of-art communication equipment has commenced test transmission on 96.1MHz with the full broadcast of this station. With its transmission, there will be drastic reduction in the traffic gridlock on our roads,” he said.
The commissioner disclosed that 20 newspapers and magazines were registered while 25 had their licences renewed in the last one year. He called on proprietors of unregistered newspapers to come for the registration, urging those registered to renew their licences without further delay, saying; “This is necessary as it will further strengthen the relationship between the state government and the media.”
Ibirogba said that to vigorously transform the state printing corporation to meet international standard, the state government had approved funds for the purchase of two new colour printing machines, adding that the delivery and installation of the machines are expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of this year.
“The recently acquired new machines are expected to improve the output of the corporation while efforts will continue to be made toward the acquisition of more modern and state-of-the-art machines in order to phase out the obsolete machines to give room for the stock of new ones to be purchased by the corporation,” he stated.