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NUJ, Badagry to team up on Community Radio

The Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, Dr, Qasim Akinreti has express determination of the council to partner Badagry, a Lagos suburb in the establishment of a community radio, reports ITRealms.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Akran of Badagry, De Whenu Aholu Menu-Toyi and Chairman of Badagry Local Government, Olusegun Onilude, Dr. Akinreti explained that the idea of community radio for Badagry was muted about six years ago, but was not follow through the past leadership of the Union, but assured of his regime support in actualizing this.

He also said that the project idea has received the approval of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi  Ambode  at the 3rd quarterly town hall meeting held recently. Dr Akinreti equally disclosed that same subject has been discussed with the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Honourable Kehinde Bamigbetan who equally welcomed the idea.

Akinreti enjoined the Akran to inform members of the community of the project because according to him, every member of the community will be carried along, stressing that as soon as the licence for the radio station is secured from the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), there will be a Town Hall meeting where NUJ and members of Badagry Community will sign a memorandum of understanding,  MOU.

In his remark, the Akran of Badagry, appreciated the Leadership of the Union for thinking of Badagry at this point and promised all the support needed.


The Chairman of Badagry Local Government, Honorable Onilude expressed happiness that what the NUJ is doing is giving Badagry a voice and pledged his support for the project, saying all critical stakeholders in the community will be carried along.

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