Kogi State Commissioner for information and Communication, Hon Kingsley Fanwo has charged the management and staff of Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation to come up with contents and programs that are youth-friendly and development-based that will boost the revenue base of the state-owned radio station.
Hon Fanwo gave the charge earlier today during an interactive meeting with the Management and staff of the corporation in Lokoja, the state capital.
Mr Fanwo at the meeting stated that he would continue to put the state radio station on its toes through regular strategic meeting to ensure discipline amongst the staff and overall effective performance of the Radio station.
Hon Fanwo emphasized that henceforth, staff would be rated for their performance based on dedication and output especially in areas of revenue drive in the commercial department of the station.
The Commissioner who acknowledged the efforts of the staff in putting in their best despite some of the noticeable challenges, pledged to champion the drive to ensure the upgrading of electricity infrastructure for the radio station.
Stressing the need to meet with the management of AEDC to ensure power supply of at least, twenty hours daily to increase the airtime, the Commissioner said efforts will be made to connect all the state-owned radio stations to 33KVA transformers.
While responding to the Commissioner’s charge, the Director General of the radio corporation, Alhaji Ojo Oyila promised that the radio program contents would receive speedy attention and more air time would be allocated to youth oriented programs, especially sports.
He used the opportunity to request for operational vehicles for the station including the commercial department to be able to move round for advertisement drive.
Some staff of the corporation also strongly requested for the restoration of their weigh-in allowance which has been suspended for many years.
The Secretary to the corporation, Mallam Suleiman Ibrahim appealled to the Commissioner to use his good Office to address the lingering issue of staff promotion as an avenue for the motivation of the staff.