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Be sensitive, responsible, NBC urges radio broadcasters


THE National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has called on radio broadcasters to recognise the power they have and exercise such with great responsibility and sensitivity.

In a message yesterday to mark World Radio Day with the theme “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”, the Commission urged radio broadcasters to produce programmes that present radio as a lifeline during emergencies and help to empower people in devastated communities, aside providing the citizenry with information that would empower them, give them a means of livelihood and sense of dignity.

The broadcast regulator described the theme as very relevant to Nigeria in the face of mindless killing of innocent Nigerians by a misguided sect, known as Boko Haram, as well as perennial floods, which together have continued to devastate homes and farmlands and create millions of internally displaced persons in Nigeria.