By Abdulkadir Mohammed
National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has granted operational licence to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to begin Direct Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV.)
The NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, received the broadcast licence from his NBC counterpart, Mallam Balarabe Ilela, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Ilela said, the NYSC, established by the Gowon Administration, has achieved its purpose of uniting the country in several ways, and also contributing immensely to national development adding that the NYSC radio licence was underway.
“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 licence is in safe hands,” he said.
In his remarks, the NYSC Director-General, Major-General Shuaibu Ibrahim said since his assumption of duty, he has been passionate about the scheme having its own radio and television stations pointing out that it is quite fulfilling that the dream has come true.