In practical demonstration of its support to press freedom and to further propagate the contributions of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to national development, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has approved operational license for the NYSC  to commence Direct Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).

To establish its official take-off, Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilela, the Director-General, NBC presented the document to the Director-General, NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, while declaring  that the license for the digital satellite broadcast would give more voice to the Scheme “to tell the NYSC story and its tremendous achievements to the whole world”.

The NBC DG said that the NYSC, as one of the enduring legacies laid by the successful achievements of the Gowon Administration, has accomplished its purpose of uniting the country in several ways, adding that it has contributed immensely to national development.

He further added that the commission was saddled with the responsibility of regulating the media industry in the country and issuance of operational license as approved by the government.

“The Commission normally gives license in trust and we believe this will be used for the purpose it is given. We are very proud to be part of your progress. With somebody like you, we are sure our license is in safe hands,” llela said.

The NBC DG also used the forum to congratulate the NYSC Director-General on his recent promotion to the rank of Major General.

Earlier in his remarks, the NYSC DG, Major General Ibrahim said that since his assumption of duty, he has been passionate about the Scheme having its own radio and television stations, stating that it is quite fulfilling that the dream has come to fruition.

He assured that the Scheme would utilise the opportunity of the broadcast station to promote its programmes, including government policies and programmes.

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