AMAC chairman urges community radio to give voice to ordinary people

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Mr Abdullahi Candido, the Chairman of the Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has urged the Grassroots Community Radio give a voice the ordinary living in communities.

Candido made the call in statement issued by Mrs Patience Olaloye, Head, Information and , AMAC, on Friday in .

He said the radio staff should offer an for contributions by whose voice is not much heard,

The chairman also presented certificates 14 staff trainees drawn from the information unit of the council.

He added the which centered on “professional broadcasting skills”, was preparatory the start of the first grassroots radio station in Nigeria, initiated by him in 2016.

He explained the was facilitated to build capacities and develop talents even as the radio project aims at serving its diverse in plain and simple languages.

Candido advised the staff to be steadfast and face every challenge they found on way of , stressing that all challenges are surmountable.

“Any beginning comes with or two challenges. The initial challenge the council pondered on was in the area of recruiting new hands.

“We therefore thought to make with the in- graduates and professionals that we have to maximise cost and explore the vast talents in the information division.

“I want to urge you to speak the language of the , be down-to-earth as you prepare bulletins as soon as the station begins operations,’’ he said.