The Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Dr.Mansur Liman has called for more funding for the Corporation to enable it to deliver on its mandate.
He made the call at the 2021 budget defence of the corporation before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values at the National Assembly.
Dr Liman stressed the need for robust and functional stations across the country to enable the corporation perform optimally.
The DG explained that out of the over 10.3 billion naira budget over 9 billion naira is for personal cost, over 193 million for overhead cost, and over 565 million naira is for is for capital projects.
Responding to questions on effort being made by FRCN to adopt innovations such as the new media, the DG explained the steps taken by the corporation to adopt the new trend.
The chairman of the committee, Mr Olusegun Odebunmi, while commending the DG for his contributions to National unity and development, urged him to continue in propagating peace in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Television Authority NTA, Voice of Nigeria VON and the News Agency of Nigeria NAN, were also present for the Budget defence.