The first content summit of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, is now in progress at Ilara Mokin, Ifedore local government area of Ondo State.
Declaring the summit open, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu described the FRCN, as a unifying factor through its education and news contents since its establishment.
The governor also commended the professionalism of the Corporation in the coverage of the just concluded 2019 general election.
Speaking on the theme of the Summit, Mr Akeredolu said it would be difficult to strike the balance between commercialisation and professionalism in view of poor funding of the media industry.
In a remark, the Director-General, FRCN, Dr Mansur Liman represented by the Director, Lagos Operation centre, Adeyinka Amosu, said identifying with Radio Nigeria, means the governor respects the people of the state who own the station.
The VC, Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Professor Olukayode Amund, said Radio Nigeria’s slogan of uplifting the people and Uniting the nation is very vital to the peaceful coexistence of the country.
The Zonal director, Ibadan Zonal station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello said the Summit was organised to strategise on how Radio Nigeria would cope with stiffer competition in the broadcasting industry.
The General Manager, Positive FM, Mr Tunde Abiodun expressed appreciation to the Ondo state government and Elizade university for providing an enabling environment for hosting of the Summit.
The theme of the two-day summit is “Commercialisation and Professionalism in Broadcasting: Striking the balance”.
The opening ceremony of the Summit was attended by the state deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, top government functionaries, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin, Oba Aderemi Adefehinti, the Founder of Elizade University, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo and over seventy participants from the south-west.