By Adejumoke Alebiosu
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has granted operational licence to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to begin Direct Satellite Broadcasting (BSB); as well as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).
The NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, received the broadcast licence from his NBC counterpart, Mallam Balarabe Ilela, in Abuja on Wednesday.
With the approval, Ilela said the Federal Government would give more voice to the Scheme ‘to tell the NYSC story; especially its tremendous achievements to the whole world’.
He noted that 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 contributing immensely to national development..
‘The commission normally gives licence 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.
He, however, said the NYSC radio license was underway.
The NBC Director-General also used the forum to congratulate the NYSC Director-General on his recent promotion to the rank of Major General.
In his remarks, the NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu 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 in programmes, including government policies and programmes.