Kogi community gets NBC approval to establish radio station

Man listening to a radio station

Man listening to a radio station

By Richard Elesho

Ekinrin-Ade community, in Ijumu Local Government Area, LGA of Kogi State is putting finishing touches to its dream of establishing a radio station, the first of such in Okun land. The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, gave a major boost to the initiative when it approved and assigned a Frequency Modulation, FM channel 88.3MHz to it.

The station, known as Akogba FM will be a major bridge for the existing information gap in Kogi West and adjunct locations, according to Adekanye Victor, spokesperson of Ekinrin-Ade Community Development Association, EACDA, in a statement.

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has approved and assigned frequency channel 88.3MHz to Akogba FM in Ekinrin-Adde, Ijumu local government of Kogi state.

Adekanye confirmed that NBC conveyed the approval in a letter referenced NBC/SEC/LIC/19/VOL.IV, dated 17th of March 2022, addressed to the Chairman Board of Trustees of the EACDA and signed by the Director General, Igomu Onoja, PhD.

He added that the letter included other technical details to be adhered to by the community in the course of setting up the radio station.

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“The efforts of the Ekinrin-Adde Community Development Association (EACDA) to pioneer the first radio station in Okunland, Kogi state, has finally scaled the last hurdle with the approval of the frequency channel 88.3MHz assigned to Akogba FM.

“The national executive committee of the EACDA hereby congratulates HRM, the Olu Adde of Ekinrin-Adde and the entire people on yet another historic leap in the history and development of our great community,” he said.

Adekanye called on sons and daughters of Ekinrin-Adde community to support and invest in the new radio corporation.

“While we await the technical committee set up by HRM to roll out the modalities for the set up of Akogba FM 88.3MHz, we implore all indigenes to get prepared to invest in the shares that will be put on offer to raise enough capital for the take off of the radio station in order to actualize this dream.

“We wish to state that in as much as we have crossed the hurdle of the approval processes, the license will amount to nothing, if we cannot garner enough financial resources to set up the radio station as required by law. We trust that God will enable and empower us to buy into this profitable business so that we can all be joint shareholders and co-owners.”

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