The Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Dr Mansur Liman has urged broadcasters in the country to use their skills to assist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its stakeholders to deliver a free and fair poll in 2023.
Liman gave the advice in his address to the opening ceremony of the National Broadcast Academy (NBA), 2022 Intermediate Courses in Lagos on Thursday.
Represented by the Director of Academic Planning, Mr. Ayodele Aliyu, Liman noted that media professionals play a critical role in educating the electorate on their civic rights.
He urged the participants to demonstrate the skills they acquired from the training in the forthcoming general elections.
Dr. Liman reiterated that the NBA management was committed to making the programmes hitch-free.
He explained that the country was at a critical moment as it prepared for its national polls.
Speaking on the guidelines of the programmes, the Director of Academic Planning, Mr. Ayodele Aliyu said that the intermediate courses are practical and examination based.
He further disclosed that plans are afoot for the refurbishment of the academy, adding that the facelift would commence before the end of the session.
The event was attended by the management of the Academy, which included the Registrar; Mrs. Bukola Adedeji, Head of Engineering Department; Mr. Mustapha Oduola and Head of General Studies Department; Mrs. Jadesola Oduneye.
A cross-session of participants drawn from Presentation, Journalism, Production and ICT were also in attendance.