The National Youth Service Corps has obtained an operational licence for its proposed Radio Station which will cost about N50million from the budgetary allocation.
The NYSC had announced that the establishment of the radio station twould be built this year and situated in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Scheme said the radio station would be used to sensitise the public on the workings and programmes of the scheme as well as attend to questions and inquiries from corps members nationwide
The NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, speaking at a workshop in Abuja in Wednesday said the approval of the operational licence was being awaited before the final take-off of the radio station.
“Efforts to establish the NYSC Community Radio are in top gear. We expect a boost in the scheme’s publicity drive when the station eventually comes on stream”, he said.
Ibrahim also charged the scheme’s officials to monitor the social media regularly and be prompt in debunking false news and rumours which were common on the platforms.
“While I urge you to deepen and sustain the scheme’s presence in the social media, you must be vigilant by continuously sensitising corps members to the need to avoid inappropriate use of the new media.
“You must be proactive through constant engagements and timely disclosure of necessary information on the activities of the scheme as they unfold.