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Japan donates transmitter to FRCN

By  Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE newly installed 100 kilowatts Medium Wave Digital Transmitter of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Enugu Zonal Station has been formally presented to the corporation by the Japanese government.

The transmitter was donated to Nigeria by the Japanese government through its International Cooperation Agency, JICA,  for the revitalization of the moribund Medium Wave service of the Enugu national station.

Officials of JICA presented the equipment to FRCN management led by its Director-General, Mr Yusuf Nuhu at a ceremony held at Milikin Hill transmitting station in Enugu, yesterday.  The collaborative project between the Japanese government and the Federal Government commenced in February last year and was completed last month following which the station began test transmission on the medium wave.

Speaking at the occasion, the FRCN DG, Mr Nuhu, said the station was a fulfillment of the corporation’s desire to re-introduce purpose-driven educational broadcasting on radio, adding that it was key to revitalizing a robust broadcast of non-formal and distance education programme in the country.

He said that the corporation would make further consultations with relevant agencies and persons, especially the local people on the programmes to be delivered on the channel.

“JICA and the partnering construction firm had assisted us in recreating the moribund FRCN Education Broadcasting with this 100 Kilowatt Medium Wave Transmitter.

As we dig deep into our rich heritage to execute this restoration, I pledge that our people will be involved in shaping the final programmes,” he said.


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